Identification of a 32-kilodalton protein of Mycoplasma pneumoniae associated with hemadsorption.

J. B. Baseman, J. Morrison-Plummer, D. Drouillard, B. Puleo-Scheppke, V. V. Tryon, S. C. Holt

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Abstract

Monoclonal antibodies directed against a 32-kilodalton (kDa) protein of Mycoplasma pneumoniae have been used to characterize a hemadsorption-negative (HA-) mutant class whose protein profile was previously indistinguishable from the wild-type, hemadsorbing (HA+) strain. Electron microscopy and colloidal gold labeling techniques were applied for ultrastructural analysis of the 32-kDa protein. Results indicate that this protein clusters in the tip structure of M. pneumoniae (HA+) wild-type organisms. Additionally, the protein is precipitated by infected hamster sera.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)474-479
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael journal of medical sciences
Volume23
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1987

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  • Bioengineering

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