Identification of ORF636 in phage φSLT carrying Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes, acting as an adhesion protein for a poly(glycerophosphate) chain of lipoteichoic acid on the cell surface of Staphylococcus aureus

Jun Kaneko, Sachiko Narita-Yamada, Yukari Wakabayashi, Yoshiyuki Kamio

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Abstract

The temperate phage φSLT of Staphylococcus aureus carries genes for Panton-Valentine leukocidin. Here, we identify ORF636, a constituent of the phage tail tip structure, as a recognition/adhesion protein for a poly(glycerophosphate) chain of lipoteichoic acid on the cell surface of S. aureus. ORF636 bound specifically to S. aureus; it did not bind to any other staphylococcal species or to several gram-positive bacteria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4674-4680
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Volume191
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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