Purification and seroreactivity of pneumococcal surface adhesin A (PsaA).


Pneumococcal surface adhesin A (PsaA) is a 37-kDa common protein antigen of Streptococcus pneumoniae. In the present study, the protein was purified so that its immunoreactivity could be determined. PsaA was released and purified from cells by lysis in the presence of n-laurylsarcosine; this was followed by ammonium sulfate precipitation and subsequent… (More)