Functions of the Outer Membrane Proteins of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

  • M. S. Blake
Part of the Bayer-Symposium book series (BAYER-SYMP, volume 8)


The functional aspects of purified major outer membrane proteins of Neisseria gonorrhoeae are described. These proteins are isolated in a novel way using calcium, zwitterionic detergent, and ethanol. By chemical analysis and amino terminal sequence, most of the proteins fall into three major families. Evidence will be given that would suggest that the protein II associated with opacity functions is in a receptor-ligand relationship with a portion of the lipopolysaccharide carbohydrate moiety. Also, evidence will be presented for the possible roles which the transfer of protein I from the gonococcal outer membrane to other membranes may have in the infectious process.


Electron Spin Resonance Outer Membrane Electron Spin Resonance Spectrum Outer Membrane Protein Neisseria Gonorrhoeae 
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