Calcium- and mucin-binding proteins of staphylococci.

@article{Thomas1993CalciumAM,
  title={Calcium- and mucin-binding proteins of staphylococci.},
  author={Veena L Thomas and Barbara A. Sanford and Mary A. Ramsay},
  journal={Journal of general microbiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={139 3},
  pages={
          623-9
        }
}
The association of staphylococci with the mucus gel that overlays the mucosa of the respiratory tract may lead to clearance of cocci or, in certain conditions such as cystic fibrosis (CF), to colonization. In the present study, a quantitative radioassay was used to study the effect of Ca2+, which is elevated in CF sputa, on the adhesion of 3H-labelled Staphylococcus aureus to submaxillary gland mucin immobilized in MaxiSorp 96-well, break-apart modules. Ca2+ significantly enhanced the adhesion… CONTINUE READING

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