Group B streptococci and other gram-positive cocci bind to cytokeratin 8.

@article{Tamura2000GroupBS,
  title={Group B streptococci and other gram-positive cocci bind to cytokeratin 8.},
  author={Glen Tamura and Aphakorn Nittayajarn},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2000},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={
          2129-34
        }
}
Group B streptococci (GBS) adhere to surface receptors present on epithelial cells; these receptors include fibronectin and laminin. To identify other possible receptors, plasma membranes from A549 cells, a respiratory tract epithelial cell line, were prepared. These plasma membranes were tested in a protein blot analysis using radiolabeled GBS as a probe. GBS adhered to two species, with molecular masses of 50 kDa (p50) and 57 kDa (p57). We concluded that p50 and p57 correspond to two forms of… CONTINUE READING
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