Biofilm-associated proteins

Latasa, C., Solano, C., Penades, J.R. and Lasa, I. (2006) Biofilm-associated proteins. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 329(11), pp. 849-857. (doi:10.1016/j.crvi.2006.07.008)

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Abstract

Although exopolysaccharides are important and often essential compounds of the biofilm matrix, recent evidences suggest that a group of surface proteins plays a leading role during the development of the microbial communities. The first member of this group of proteins was described in a Staphylococcus aureus bovine mastitis isolate and was named Bap, for biofilm-associated protein. Later on, other surface proteins homologous to Bap and involved in biofilm development have been described in many gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. In this review, we have summarized our knowledge about three members of this group of proteins: Bap of S. aureus, Esp of Enterococcus faecalis and BapA of Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Penades, Professor Jose R
Authors: Latasa, C., Solano, C., Penades, J.R., and Lasa, I.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Comptes Rendus Biologies
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1631-0691
ISSN (Online):1768-3238

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