Identification of a second Arcanobacterium pyogenes neuraminidase and involvement of neuraminidase activity in host cell adhesion.

Abstract

Arcanobacterium pyogenes, a common inhabitant of the upper respiratory and urogenital tracts of economically important animals, such as cattle and swine, is also an opportunistic pathogen associated with suppurative infections in these animals. A. pyogenes expresses neuraminidase activity encoded by the nanH gene, and previously, construction of a nanH… (More)

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