Many Streptococcus pyogenes immunoglobulin-binding proteins have structural similarities to the antiphagocytic M protein, including the well-known C repeats. One of these molecules is the immunoglobulin A-binding protein Arp, which is expressed by a serotype 4 strain for which no antiphagocytic M protein has yet been described. We expressed Arp4 in an S. pyogenes strain from which the structural gene for the M protein has been deleted and found that Arp4 is not sufficient to inhibit phagocytosis.
|Journal||Infection and Immunity|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Microbiology in the medical area
- Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging