Plasminogen, absorbed by Escherichia coli expressing curli or by Salmonella enteritidis expressing thin aggregative fimbriae, can be activated by simultaneously captured tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA).

@article{Sjbring1994PlasminogenAB,
  title={Plasminogen, absorbed by Escherichia coli expressing curli or by Salmonella enteritidis expressing thin aggregative fimbriae, can be activated by simultaneously captured tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA).},
  author={Ulf Sj{\"o}bring and G{\"u}nther Pohl and Arne Ols{\'e}n},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={443-52}
}
Curli are fimbrial structures expressed by Escherichia coli that specifically interact with matrix proteins such as fibronectin and laminin. Similar structures are also expressed by Salmonella enteritidis and have been denoted thin aggregative fimbriae. Bacteria expressing curli and thin aggregative fimbriae were found to bind radiolabelled plasminogen as… CONTINUE READING