Prevalence and genetic diversity of two adhesion-related genes, pilE and nadA, in Neisseria meningitidis in China.

Abstract

The main Neisseria meningitidis adhesion molecules, type IV pili (Tfp) and Neisseria adhesion A (NadA), play important roles in the pathogenesis of invasive meningococcal disease. PilE is the major Tfp subunit. In this study, the prevalence and genetic diversity of pilE and nadA were investigated in the prevalent serogroups and clonal complexes (CC) of N… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268812002944

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