A newly identified leptospiral adhesin mediates attachment to laminin.

Abstract

Pathogenic leptospires have the ability to survive and disseminate to multiple organs after penetrating the host. Several pathogens, including spirochetes, have been shown to express surface proteins that interact with the extracellular matrix (ECM). This adhesin-mediated binding process seems to be a crucial step in the colonization of host tissues. This… (More)

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@article{Barbosa2006ANI, title={A newly identified leptospiral adhesin mediates attachment to laminin.}, author={Angela Silva Barbosa and Patr{\'i}cia A E Abreu and Fernanda Macedo de Oliveira Neves and Marina V. Atzingen and Monica M. Watanabe and M{\^o}nica Larucci Vieira and Zenaide Maria de Morais and Silvio de Arruda Vasconcellos and Ana Lucia T O Nascimento}, journal={Infection and immunity}, year={2006}, volume={74 11}, pages={6356-64} }