Bacterial adhesion to animal tissues: protein determinants for recognition of extracellular matrix components.

@article{Chagnot2012BacterialAT,
  title={Bacterial adhesion to animal tissues: protein determinants for recognition of extracellular matrix components.},
  author={Caroline Chagnot and Anne Listrat and Thierry Astruc and Micka{\"e}l Desvaux},
  journal={Cellular microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 11},
  pages={1687-96}
}
The extracellular matrix (ECM) is present within all animal tissues and organs. Actually, it surrounds the eukaryotic cells composing the four basic tissue types, i.e. epithelial, muscle, nerve and connective. ECM does not solely refer to connective tissue but composes all tissues where its composition, structure and organization vary from one tissue to another. Constituted of the four main fibrous proteins, i.e. collagen, fibronectin, laminin and elastin, ECM components form a highly… CONTINUE READING