Analysis of protein A encoded by a mutated gene of Staphylococcus aureus Cowan I.

The protein A (spa) genes from Staphylococcus aureus Cowan I and a mutant strain of Cowan I called V-1 earlier suggested to produce a monovalent IgG-binding protein A have been cloned in Escherichia coli. The DNA sequences coding for the IgG-binding part of the spa genes from both strains have been determined and compared with each other and with a partial… (More)