Attachment of the S-Layer of Caulobacter crescentus to the Cell Surface

  • Stephen G. Walker
  • John Smit
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In most cases S-layers attach to the outer membrane of gram-negative bacteria by non-covalent interactions (Koval and Murray, 1984; Sleytr and Messner, 1988). Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (Dooley et al., 1985) or proteins (Thorne et al., 1975) have been implicated as the molecules to which the S-layer protein interacts to maintain cell association. This report suggests that another outer membrane component, termed the S-layer-associated oligosaccharide (SAO), is the molecule responsible for the attachment of RsaA, the S-layer protein of Caulobacter crescentus, to the cell surface.


Surface Array High Molecular Weight Component Indirect Immunofluorescent Microscopy Caulobacter Crescentus Outer Membrane Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen G. Walker
    • 1
  • John Smit
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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