The haemolysin-secreting ShlB protein of the outer membrane of Serratia marcescens: determination of surface-exposed residues and formation of ion-permeable pores by ShlB mutants in artificial lipid bilayer membranes.

@article{Knninger1999TheHS,
  title={The haemolysin-secreting ShlB protein of the outer membrane of Serratia marcescens: determination of surface-exposed residues and formation of ion-permeable pores by ShlB mutants in artificial lipid bilayer membranes.},
  author={U W K{\"o}nninger and Silke Hobbie and Roland Benz and Volkmar Braun},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={1212-25}
}
The ShlB protein in the outer membrane of Serratia marcescens is the only protein known to be involved in secretion of the ShlA protein across the outer membrane. At the same time, ShlB converts ShlA into a haemolytic and a cytolytic toxin. Surface-exposed residues of ShlB were determined by reaction of an M2 monoclonal antibody with the M2 epitope DYKDDDDK inserted at 25 sites along the entire ShlB polypeptide. The antibody bound to the M2 epitope at 17 sites in intact cells, which indicated… CONTINUE READING