Journal article

Tannerella forsythia Outer Membrane Vesicles Are Enriched with Substrates of the Type IX Secretion System and TonB-Dependent Receptors

Paul D Veith, Yu-Yen Chen, Dina Chen, Neil M O'Brien-Simpson, Jessica D Cecil, James A Holden, Jason C Lenzo, Eric C Reynolds

JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2015

Abstract

Tannerella forsythia, a Gram-negative oral bacterium closely associated with chronic periodontitis, naturally produces outer membrane vesicles (OMVs). In this study, OMVs were purified by gradient centrifugation, and the proteome was investigated together with cellular fractions using LC-MS/MS analyses of SDS-PAGE fractions, resulting in the identification of 872 proteins including 297 OMV proteins. Comparison of the OMV proteome with the subcellular proteomes led to the localization of 173 proteins to the vesicle membrane and 61 proteins to the vesicle lumen, while 27 substrates of the type IX secretion system were assigned to the vesicle surface. These substrates were generally enriched in..

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