Lactobacillus Adhesion to Mucus

  title={Lactobacillus Adhesion to Mucus},
  author={Maxwell L. Van Tassell and Michael J. Miller},
Mucus provides protective functions in the gastrointestinal tract and plays an important role in the adhesion of microorganisms to host surfaces. Mucin glycoproteins polymerize, forming a framework to which certain microbial populations can adhere, including probiotic Lactobacillus species. Numerous mechanisms for adhesion to mucus have been discovered in lactobacilli, including partially characterized mucus binding proteins. These mechanisms vary in importance with the in vitro models studied… CONTINUE READING
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Descartes—Paris. GENATLAS. Available online: http://genatlas.medecine

  • Université René
  • (accessed on 30 October
  • 2010

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