The Mycobacterium leprae antigen 85 complex gene family: identification of the genes for the 85A, 85C, and related MPT51 proteins.

@article{Wit1993TheML,
  title={The Mycobacterium leprae antigen 85 complex gene family: identification of the genes for the 85A, 85C, and related MPT51 proteins.},
  author={Tobias F. Rinke de Wit and S Bekelie and A Osland and Brigitte Wieles and Anneke A. M. Janson and Jelle E. R. Thole},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1993},
  volume={61 9},
  pages={3642-7}
}
The genes for two novel members (designated 85A and 85C) of the Mycobacterium leprae antigen 85 complex family of proteins and the gene for the closely related M. leprae MPT51 protein were isolated. The complete DNA sequence of the M. leprae 85C gene and partial sequences of the 85A and MPT51 genes are presented. As in M. tuberculosis, the M. leprae 85A, 85C, and previously identified 85B component genes are not closely linked on the genome. However, the MPT51 genes of both species localize… CONTINUE READING