The Moraxella catarrhalis immunoglobulin D-binding protein MID has conserved sequences and is regulated by a mechanism corresponding to phase variation.

@article{Mllenkvist2003TheMC,
  title={The Moraxella catarrhalis immunoglobulin D-binding protein MID has conserved sequences and is regulated by a mechanism corresponding to phase variation.},
  author={Andrea M{\"o}llenkvist and Ther{\'e}se Nordstr{\"o}m and Christer Halld{\'e}n and Jens J\orgen E Christensen and Arne Forsgren and Kristian Riesbeck},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2003},
  volume={185 7},
  pages={2285-95}
}
The prevalence of the Moraxella catarrhalis immunoglobulin D (IgD)-binding outer membrane protein MID and its gene was determined in 91 clinical isolates and in 7 culture collection strains. Eighty-four percent of the clinical Moraxella strains expressed MID-dependent IgD binding. The mid gene was detected in all strains as revealed by homology of the signal peptide sequence and a conserved area in the 3' end of the gene. When MID proteins from five different strains were compared, an identity… CONTINUE READING

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