Hajime Nakatani

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The bacterionanofiber protein AtaA, a member of the trimeric autotransporter adhesin family found in Acinetobacter sp. Tol 5, is responsible for the nonspecific, high adhesiveness and autoagglutination of this strain. Previously, we introduced the ataA gene into the nonadhesive Acinetobacter strain ST-550, which conferred high adhesiveness to this strain,(More)
Trimeric autotransporter adhesins (TAAs), cell surface proteins of Gram-negative bacteria, mediate bacterial adhesion to host cells and extracellular matrix proteins. However, AtaA, a TAA in the nonpathogenic Acinetobacter sp. strain Tol 5, shows nonspecific, high adhesiveness to abiotic material surfaces as well as to biotic surfaces. AtaA is a homotrimer(More)
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