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The Cytadhesins of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and M. genitalium

  • Joel B. Baseman
Part of the Subcellular Biochemistry book series (SCBI, volume 20)

Abstract

Selective adhesion mechanisms permit microorganisms to colonize mucous membranes and other tissues and resist clearing mechanisms of the host. Although electrostatic and hydrophobic forces contribute to the adherence event, the specificity of the interaction is regulated by microbial surface components, termed adhesins, and complementary stereospecific structures associated with the host, termed receptors.

Keywords

Respiratory Epithelium Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Mycoplasma Genitalium Mutant Class Host Receptor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel B. Baseman
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  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyThe University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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