Magnesium ion is an effective inhibitor of the binding of Escherichia coli to heparin.

Abstract

We investigated the effects of ions and temperature on the binding of E. coli to heparin using a chemiluminescence electrophoretic mobility shift assay. We found that magnesium ion is an effective inhibitor of the binding. The method can be readily applied to discover agents that can block the binding. 

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@article{Kang2007MagnesiumII, title={Magnesium ion is an effective inhibitor of the binding of Escherichia coli to heparin.}, author={Jonghoon Kang and Myung Soog Lee and David G. Gorenstein}, journal={Journal of microbiological methods}, year={2007}, volume={71 3}, pages={340-2} }