Identification of Yersinia pestis Pigment Receptor

  • Olga N. Podladchikova
  • Grigory G. Dikhanov
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 529)


In the present work the PR of Y. pestis was identified as a complex of a 17 kDa protein associated with two oppositely charged low molecular weight components that cooperatively form a pigment binding domain of PR. The pigment binding activity of PR is dependent on an appropriate proportion of the low molecular weight components and on the absence of the pigmentation inhibitor.


Ammonium Sulfate Yersinia Pestis High Molecular Weight Fraction Pigment Binding Binding Mutation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olga N. Podladchikova
    • 1
  • Grigory G. Dikhanov
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute for Plague ControlRostov-on DonRussia

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