The role of pilin glycan in neisserial pathogenesis

@article{Banerjee2003TheRO,
  title={The role of pilin glycan in neisserial pathogenesis},
  author={Asesh Banerjee and Salil K. Ghosh},
  journal={Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={253},
  pages={179-190}
}
The pilus of pathogenic Neisseria is a polymer composed mainly of the glycoprotein, pilin. Recent investigations significantly enhanced characterization of pilin glycan (Pg) from N. gonorrhoeae (gonococcus, GC) and N. meningitidis (meningococcus, MC). Several pilin glycosylation genes were discovered recently from these bacteria and some of these genes transfer sugars previously unknown to be present in neisserial pili. Due to these findings, glycans of GC and MC pilin are now considered more… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 15 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 66 references

Vaccines against gonococcal infection

  • TA Meitzner, MS Cohen
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases ( STDs ) – WHO…
  • 1997
Highly Influential
20 Excerpts

Neisseria, Moraxella, Kingella and Eikenella

  • SA Morse
  • Medical Microbiology. UTMB Press, Galveston,
  • 1996
Highly Influential
2 Excerpts

Characterization of a class II pilin expression locus from Neisseria meningitidis: Evidence for increased diversity among pilin genes in pathogenic Neisseria species

  • EL Aho
  • Infect Immun
  • 2002
1 Excerpt

MP: The genetics of glycosylation in Neisseria meningitidis

  • PM Power, LF Roddam, +4 authors Jennings
  • Thirteenth International Pathogenic confererence…
  • 2002
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…