Calcium binding properties of the Kingella kingae PilC1 and PilC2 proteins have differential effects on type IV pilus-mediated adherence and twitching motility.

@article{Porsch2013CalciumBP,
  title={Calcium binding properties of the Kingella kingae PilC1 and PilC2 proteins have differential effects on type IV pilus-mediated adherence and twitching motility.},
  author={Eric A. Porsch and Michael D L Johnson and Angela D. Broadnax and Christopher K. Garrett and Matthew R. Redinbo and Joseph W. St. Geme},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2013},
  volume={195 4},
  pages={886-95}
}
Kingella kingae is an emerging bacterial pathogen that is being recognized increasingly as an important etiology of septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, and bacteremia, especially in young children. The pathogenesis of K. kingae disease begins with bacterial adherence to respiratory epithelium, which is dependent on type IV pili and is influenced by two PilC… CONTINUE READING