Staphylococcus aureus surface protein G (SasG) is one of cell surface proteins with cell-wall sorting motif. The sasG mutant showed significantly reduced cell aggregation and biofilm formation. SasG is comprised of variable A domain and multiple tandem repeats of B domain, native-PAGE and in vitro formaldehyde cross-linking experiments revealed that the recombinant protein of the A domain showed homo-oligomerization as an octamer, but B domain did not. This study shows that SasG-A domain contributes to intercellular autoaggregation by homo-oligomerization, and that may facilitate the adherence to host-tissues in the infection of S. aureus.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Dec 26|
- Cell-wall anchored protein
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology