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Interactions between mycoplasma lipoproteins and the host immune system.
Mycoplasmas typically have a number of distinct lipoproteins anchored on the outer face of the plasma membrane. These surface antigens have a potent modulin activity and are preferential targets ofExpand
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Being Pathogenic, Plastic, and Sexual while Living with a Nearly Minimal Bacterial Genome
Mycoplasmas are commonly described as the simplest self-replicating organisms, whose evolution was mainly characterized by genome downsizing with a proposed evolutionary scenario similar to that ofExpand
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MolliGen, a database dedicated to the comparative genomics of Mollicutes
Bacteria belonging to the class Mollicutes were among the first ones to be selected for complete genome sequencing because of the minimal size of their genomes and their pathogenicity for humans andExpand
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Evolution of mollicutes: down a bumpy road with twists and turns.
Mollicute evolution has been marked by significant changes in genome structure and use of their genetic information. These include a reduction in their genome G+C content and the use by mostExpand
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Genomic repeats, genome plasticity and the dynamics of Mycoplasma evolution.
Mycoplasmas evolved by a drastic reduction in genome size, but their genomes contain numerous repeated sequences with important roles in their evolution. We have established a bioinformatic strategyExpand
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Identification of the origin of replication of the Mycoplasma pulmonis chromosome and its use in oriC replicative plasmids.
Mycoplasma pulmonis is a natural rodent pathogen, considered a privileged model for studying respiratory mycoplasmosis. The complete genome of this bacterium, which belongs to the class Mollicutes,Expand
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AIDS-associated mycoplasmas.
Previously, we hypothesized that mycoplasmas could act as cofactors accelerating the progression of HIV disease. In the present paper, we review the current knowledge on three mycoplasmas (MycoplasmaExpand
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Life on Arginine for Mycoplasma hominis: Clues from Its Minimal Genome and Comparison with Other Human Urogenital Mycoplasmas
Mycoplasma hominis is an opportunistic human mycoplasma. Two other pathogenic human species, M. genitalium and Ureaplasma parvum, reside within the same natural niche as M. hominis: the urogenitalExpand
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Comparative genomic and proteomic analyses of two Mycoplasma agalactiae strains: clues to the macro- and micro-events that are shaping mycoplasma diversity
BackgroundWhile the genomic era is accumulating a tremendous amount of data, the question of how genomics can describe a bacterial species remains to be fully addressed. The recent sequencing of theExpand
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Ureaplasma urealyticum urease genes; use of a UGA tryptophan codon
  • A. Blanchard
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular microbiology
  • 1 April 1990
Nucleotide sequence analysis of a Ureaplasma urealyticum DNA fragment, homologous to cloned urease genes of other prokaryotes, revealed three consecutive open reading frames. The molecular weights ofExpand
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