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Synonyms for pilus

any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal

hairlike structure especially on the surface of a cell or microorganism

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The company also agreed Pilus would pay to Tauriga 20% of its net profit to Tauriga.
Pilus protein-specific IgG was measured by multiplex immunoassay that used recombinant pilus proteins BP-1, BP-2a, and BP-2b coupled to magnetic beads and expressed as relative Luminex units (RLU) per milliliter.
Standard serum for determination of human IgG specific for GBS pilus proteins was obtained by pooling hyperimmune serum from persons colonized by GBS.
Es importante destacar que la escasez de estudios epidemiologicos en el nivel mundial hace dificil establecer la eficacia y cobertura potencial de una vacuna basada en proteinas del pilus tipo 1, para prevenir enfermedades neumococicas invasivas y, por ende, disminuir la circulacion de cepas con determinantes de resistencia en diferentes regiones geograficas.
Deteccion de los genes rrgC y strC-3 codificantes del pilus tipo 1.
Pilus develops microbial solutions that clean polluting molecules from wastewater.
It has been shown that one ST25 isolate from Canada, which does not have a discrete srtF pilus cluster and is unable to express the srtF pilus, is nonetheless PCR positive for each of the individual srtF genes because PCR amplicons can be generated from homologs of these genes found at various genome locations (13,16).
Our results provide evidence that genotyping schemes based on sly, mrp, epf, and pilus cluster genes, although useful in discriminating highly virulent ST1 strains from other groups (8,13,20), are of limited use in differentiating between ST25 and ST28 strains.
Jason Barkeloo, Pilus president, said that his company also remained committed to completing the deal.
Strains that produced a PCR product for PI-2 were further characterized by amplification of pitB, which encoded the pilus backbone protein.
PI-2-containing isolates of all identified sequence types expressed polymers of the highly conserved pilus protein PitB on their surface.
Next, to learn more about the structure and function of the unusual appendages, Schoolnik and his colleagues delved further into pilus genetics.
Finally, both strains carried the bfpA gene encoding bundlin, the structural subunit of the bundle-forming pilus expressed by typical EPEC strains but not by EHEC.
An inducible bundle-forming pilus produced by enteropathogenic Escherichia coli.
Pilus and non-pilus bacterial adhesins: assembly and function in cell recognition.