Fibronectin-binding proteins of Gram-positive cocci

Ulrich Schwarz-Linek, Magnus Höök, Jennifer R. Potts

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Abstract

Cell wall-attached fibronectin-binding proteins are important multifunctional virulence factors of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. This review describes recent advances in the understanding of the function of these proteins on a molecular level and of their role in infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2291-2298
Number of pages8
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Volume8
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2006

Keywords

  • Adhesion
  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Fibronectin
  • Internalization
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus pyogenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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