Evidence for the existence of two classes of corncob (coaggregation) receptor in Fusobacterium nucleatum.

@article{Kaufman1988EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for the existence of two classes of corncob (coaggregation) receptor in Fusobacterium nucleatum.},
  author={Jim Kaufman and Joseph M. Dirienzo},
  journal={Oral microbiology and immunology},
  year={1988},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={
          145-52
        }
}
Oral isolates of Fusobacterium nucleatum have the ability to form distinct coaggregation units, termed corncobs, when mixed with Streptococcus sanguis. Saturation binding kinetics determined for 12 strains of F. nucleatum revealed that these strains could be divided into two groups. One group, represented by F. nucleatum ATCC 10953 reproducibly bound twice as many streptococci as the other group, exemplified by F. nucleatum FDC 364. Other Fusobacterium species tested, including F. mortiferum… 
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