Chlamydia trachomatis elementary bodies possess proteins which bind to eucaryotic cell membranes.

@article{Wenman1986ChlamydiaTE,
  title={Chlamydia trachomatis elementary bodies possess proteins which bind to eucaryotic cell membranes.},
  author={Wanda M. Wenman and Renate U. Meuser},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1986},
  volume={165 2},
  pages={602-7}
}
Chlamydia trachomatis proteins were electrophoresed and then transferred to nitrocellulose paper to detect chlamydial proteins which bind to eucaryotic cell membranes. Resolved polypeptides of C. trachomatis serovars J and L2 were reacted with iodinated HeLa cell membranes and autoradiographed. Infectious elementary bodies of both serovars possess 31,000- and 18,000-dalton proteins which bind to HeLa cells. In contrast, noninfectious reticulate bodies do not possess eucaryotic cell-binding… CONTINUE READING