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FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1989 Dec;53(3):293-7.

Chlamydia trachomatis 60 kDa cysteine rich outer membrane protein: sequence homology between trachoma and LGV biovars.

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Department of Microbiology, University of Southampton Medical School, Southampton General Hospital, U.K.


An 820 bp AccI-PstI fragment of the 60 kDa cysteine rich outer membrane protein (CrP) gene from C. trachomatis serovar L1 was used as a probe to locate the 60 kDa CrP gene of a recent serovar B trachoma isolate (Jali 20/OT). The probe hybridized to a single 1.8 kb SpeI fragment in Southern blot analyses of different restriction endonuclease digests of C. trachomatis serovar B DNA. This fragment was ligated into Lambda Zap II arms and Bluescript SK(-) recombinants, released by infection with the helper phage R408, were used as template for DNA sequence determination. Sequence analysis demonstrated a very high level of homology between the Jali 20/OT 60 kDa CrP and the previously published serovar L1 60 kDa CrP with only 8 out of 507 amino acid substitutions between the two proteins.

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