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Fibronectin-binding proteins of Gram-positive cocci

Authors
Journal
Microbes and Infection
1286-4579
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
8
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.micinf.2006.03.011
Keywords
  • Fibronectin
  • Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Streptococcus Pyogenes
  • Borrelia Burgdorferi
  • Adhesion
  • Internalization
Disciplines
  • Biology

Abstract

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.

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