Phenotypic characterization of the foldase homologue PrsA in Streptococcus mutans.

@article{Guo2013PhenotypicCO,
  title={Phenotypic characterization of the foldase homologue PrsA in Streptococcus mutans.},
  author={Lihong Guo and Tian Wu and Wenjie J. Hu and Xuesong He and Sandeep Sharma and Phillip Webster and James K. Gimzewski and Xiaohui Zhou and Renate Lux and Wenyuan Shi},
  journal={Molecular oral microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={154-65}
}
Streptococcus mutans is generally considered to be the principal etiological agent for dental caries. Many of the proteins necessary for its colonization of the oral cavity and pathogenesis are exported to the cell surface or the extracellular matrix, a process that requires the assistance of the export machineries. Bioinformatic analysis revealed that the S. mutans genome contains a prsA gene, whose counterparts in other gram-positive bacteria, including Bacillus and Lactococcus, encode… CONTINUE READING