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Chlamydia trachomatis 60 kDa cysteine rich outer membrane protein: sequence homology between trachoma and LGV biovars

Watson, M.W.ORCID: 0000-0002-6438-9225, Lambden, P.R., Ward, M.E. and Clarke, I.N. (1989) Chlamydia trachomatis 60 kDa cysteine rich outer membrane protein: sequence homology between trachoma and LGV biovars. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 65 (3). pp. 293-297.

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Abstract

An 820 bp AccI-PstI fragment of the 60 kDa cysteine rich outer membrane protein (CrP) gene from C. trachomatis serovar L1 was used as a probe to locate the 60 kDa CrP gene of a recent serovar B trachoma isolate (Jali 20/OT). The probe hybridized to a single 1.8 kb SpeI fragment in Southern blot analyses of different restriction endonuclease digests of C. trachomatis serovar B DNA. This fragment was ligated into Lambda Zap II arms and Bluescript SK(-) recombinants, release by infection with the helper phage R408, were used as template for DNA sequence determination. Sequence analysis demonstrated a very high level of homology between the Jali 20/OT 60 kDa CrP and the previously published serovar L1 60 kDa CrP with only 8 out of 507 amino acid substitutions between the two proteins.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Copyright: © 2020 Federation of European Microbiological Societies
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/55188
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