Putative Treponema pallidum cytadhesins share a common functional domain

D. D. Thomas, J. B. Baseman, J. F. Alderete

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Abstract

Three putative Treponema pallidum ligands (P1, P2, and P3) that bind host fibronectin were characterized by peptide mapping. Papain digestion of each protein yielded a comigrating peptide of approximately 12,000 molecular weight. An antibody to this protein fragment inhibited T. pallidum host cytadherence, indicating that this peptide may be the functional domain of these treponemal adhesins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)833-835
Number of pages3
JournalInfection and Immunity
Volume49
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Thomas, D. D., Baseman, J. B., & Alderete, J. F. (1985). Putative Treponema pallidum cytadhesins share a common functional domain. Infection and Immunity, 49(3), 833-835.