Mycobacterium Leprae Binds to a 25-KDa Phosphorylated Glycoprotein of Human Peripheral Nerve

Mycobacterium leprae, the causative agent of leprosy, specifically invades and destroys the peripheral nerve, which results in the main clinical manifestation of the disease. Little is known about the bacteria—nerve protein interaction. We show in the present work that M leprae binds to a 25 kDa glycoprotein from human peripheral nerve. This protein is… (More)