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Mol Microbiol. 1992 Mar;6(6):723-8.

Characterization of naturally elaborated blebs from serum-susceptible and serum-resistant strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula 59812.

Abstract

Outer-membrane blebs from two serum-susceptible and two serum-resistant strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae were characterized. In general, bleb surfaces resembled cell surfaces, but there were qualitative and quantitative protein differences in blebs released by serum-susceptible and serum-resistant strains. Relative to blebs from serum-resistant strains, blebs from serum-susceptible strains expressed reduced amounts of major outer-membrane proteins I and III, and little if any 68,000 Dalton outer-membrane protein.

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