adhesin


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ad·he·sin

 (ăd-hē′sĭn, -zĭn)
n.
Any of various substances present on the surfaces of bacterial cells that facilitate binding to the cells of a host and that are used as antigens in some vaccines.

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Biofilm formation, icaADBC transcription, and polysaccharide intercellular adhesin synthesis by staphylococci in a device-related infection model.
HISTOLYTICA QUIK CHEK test targets an adhesin which is unique to E.
The antibody is specific for the major adhesin of Streptococcus mutans, the organism responsible for dental caries in humans.
The participation of an adhesin coded by the gene Mad1 in the adhesion of conidia to the cuticle of Manduca sexta Linnaeus larva was demonstrated using mutants in which this gene was deleted, with these mutants demonstrating significant decreases in conidial germination, suppression of the formation of blastospores, and reduced virulence (WANG & St.
The P1 adhesin is a 169-kDa protein concentrated in the attachment tip that is now known to be the major structure responsible for interaction of MP with host cells [8, 20].
5 Blood group antigen binding adhesion (BabA), the best characterised of the three adhesin proteins, mediates binding to carbohydrate moiety of the fucosylated Lewis b [Le (b)] blood group antigens on host cells.
1994) Evidence for adhesin activity in the acid-stable moiety of the phosphomannoprotein cell wall complex of Candida albicans.
The blood group antigen binding adhesin (babA) has been shown to mediate adherence of H.
Otsuka T, Saito K, Dohmae S, et al (2006), Key adhesin gene in community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Distinct domains of the Candida albicans adhesin Eap1p mediate cell-cell and cell-substrate interactions.