Journal article

ANTIGENIC AND STRUCTURAL-ANALYSIS OF TREPONEMA-DENTICOLA

A COCKAYNE, R SANGER, A IVIC, RA STRUGNELL, JH MACDOUGALL, RRB RUSSELL, CW PENN

JOURNAL OF GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY | SOC GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 1989

Abstract

Polypeptide and Western immunoblot profiles of subcellular fractions of Treponema denticola ATCC 33520 have been determined by SDS-PAGE of Triton X-100-soluble and -insoluble fractions, a lipopolysaccharide-enriched fraction and purified flagella. Major Triton X-100-soluble polypeptides of 72, 68, 54 and 52 kDa were detected. The 54 kDa polypeptide appeared to be a breakdown product of a larger, heat-modifiable polypeptide. Based on the results of SDS-PAGE analysis and immunoblotting of proteinase K digests of T. denticola, a 'rough' lipopolysaccharide appeared to be present. Electron microscopy has been used to monitor the effect of detergent treatment on the morphology of the organism and ..

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