Plasminogen activator/coagulase gene of Yersinia pestis is responsible for degradation of plasmid-encoded outer membrane proteins.

@article{Sodeinde1988PlasminogenAG,
  title={Plasminogen activator/coagulase gene of Yersinia pestis is responsible for degradation of plasmid-encoded outer membrane proteins.},
  author={Ola A. Sodeinde and A K Sample and Robert R. Brubaker and Jon D Goguen},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1988},
  volume={56 10},
  pages={2749-52}
}
The related family of virulence plasmids found in the three major pathogens of the genus Yersinia all have the ability to encode a set of outer membrane proteins. In Y. enterocolitica and Y. pseudotuberculosis, these proteins are major constituents of the outer membrane when their synthesis is fully induced. In contrast, they have been difficult to detect in Y. pestis. It has recently been established that Y. pestis does synthesize these proteins, but that they are rapidly degraded due to some… CONTINUE READING