Role of fibronectin in the pathogenesis of syphilis.

  title={Role of fibronectin in the pathogenesis of syphilis.},
  author={Robert E. Baughn},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  volume={9 Suppl 4},
In recent years studies concerned with the attachment of Treponema pallidum to host cells have focused on the possible, role of fibronectin in mediation of this event. Although our understanding of in vitro fibronectin-T. pallidum interactions has increased markedly, considerable controversy exists concerning not only the kinetics of binding but whether fibronectin is the only matrix protein involved in attachment. Moreover, a unifying hypothesis concerned with the role of fibronectin in the… CONTINUE READING