Fusobacterium nucleatum envelope protein FomA is immunogenic and binds to the salivary statherin-derived peptide.

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We have previously shown that one of the minimal active regions of statherin, a human salivary protein, for binding to Fusobacterium nucleatum is a YQPVPE amino acid sequence. In this study, we identified the FomA protein of F. nucleatum, which is responsible for binding to the statherin-derived YQPVPE peptide. Overlay analysis showed that a 40-kDa protein… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/IAI.01224-09

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@article{Nakagaki2010FusobacteriumNE, title={Fusobacterium nucleatum envelope protein FomA is immunogenic and binds to the salivary statherin-derived peptide.}, author={Hidetaka Nakagaki and Shinichi Sekine and Y. Terao and Masahiro Toe and Muneo Tanaka and Hiro-o Ito and Shigetada Kawabata and Satoshi Shizukuishi and Kohtaro Fujihashi and Kosuke Kataoka}, journal={Infection and immunity}, year={2010}, volume={78 3}, pages={1185-92} }