Identification and characterization of a collagen-binding protein, Cbm, in Streptococcus mutans.

@article{Nomura2012IdentificationAC,
  title={Identification and characterization of a collagen-binding protein, Cbm, in Streptococcus mutans.},
  author={Ryota Nomura and Kazuhiko Nakano and Shuhei Naka and Hirotoshi Nemoto and Katsuhiko Masuda and Jinthana Lapirattanakul and Satu Alaluusua and Michiyo Matsumoto and Shigetada Kawabata and Takashi Ooshima},
  journal={Molecular oral microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={308-23}
}
Streptococcus mutans, a major pathogen of dental caries, is occasionally isolated from the blood of patients with infective endocarditis. Bacterial attachment of exposed collagen tissue in the impaired endothelium is an important step in the onset of infective endocarditis. In our previous studies, some S. mutans strains were shown to possess collagen-binding activities and most of them had an approximately 120-kDa cell-surface collagen-binding protein called Cnm. However, several strains… CONTINUE READING
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