Binding of retrovirus-associated protein kinase and proteins to Staphylococcus aureus.

Formalin-fixed Staphylococcus aureus strain Cowan, bearing protein A, routinely used for the absorption of antigen-antibody complexes, was found to bind protein kinase activity from disrupted Moloney murine leukaemia virus (Mo-MuLV). The Wood strain of S. aureus lacking protein A also bound the kinase with similar efficiency. About 50% of the bound kinase… CONTINUE READING