Interaction of Campylobacter jejuni with extracellular matrix components.

  title={Interaction of Campylobacter jejuni with extracellular matrix components.},
  author={Pentti Kuusela and Anthony P. Moran and T. Vartio and Timo U. Kosunen},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={993 2-3},
The adhesion of three strains of Campylobacter jejuni to coverslips and microwells coated with isolated extracellular matrix components, fibronectin, laminin and types I, III, IV and V collagens was studied. Fibronectin mediated the adherence of C. jejuni, but there were differences in the binding capacities of the strains. Type I, III and V collagens mediated very strongly the attachment of two strains of C. jejuni. All three strains attached weakly to basement membrane-specific type IV… CONTINUE READING