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J Gen Microbiol. 1989 Feb;135(Pt 2):445-51.

Characterization of the outer-membrane proteins of Haemophilus parainfluenzae expressed under iron-sufficient and iron-restricted conditions.

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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nottingham, University Park, UK.

Abstract

SDS-PAGE of the outer-membrane (OM) proteins of Haemophilus parainfluenzae P205 grown under iron-sufficient conditions revealed three major proteins of 40, 37 and 13 kDa. In addition, growth under conditions of iron-restriction resulted in the expression of at least four iron-repressible OM proteins (IROMPs) of 72, 81, 88 and 90 kDa. OM proteins of 40 and 13 kDa were non-covalently associated with peptidoglycan and were resistant to digestion with trypsin. A 38 kDa peptidoglycan-associated protein, which was masked by the abundant 37 kDa protein, was also observed following tryptic digestion of whole cells or OMs. Neither the 37 kDa protein (which was heat-modifiable) nor the IROMPs were peptidoglycan-associated, and both were cleaved following treatment of whole cells with trypsin, indicating that they are exposed at the cell surface. A variety of IROMPs from five other H. parainfluenzae strains was also observed. In each strain, both the IROMPs and a major protein of 37 kDa were exposed at the cell surface.

PMID:
2614387
DOI:
10.1099/00221287-135-2-445
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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