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Distribution of CshA Fibrils amongst Mitis Group Oral Streptococci

Many oral streptococci express large surface structures (fibrils and fimbriae) that have been implicated in adhesion of bacteria to oral surfaces. Streptococcus gordonii DL1 short peritrichous fibrils (61 nm long) are composed of cell-wall-anchored CshA adhesin (259 kDa). ELISA studies have previously shown that proteins immunologically related to CshA are …