Jan 15, 2018

Effect of Host Human Products on Natural Transformation in Acinetobacter baumannii

Current Microbiology
Brettni QuinnMaría Soledad Ramírez


Our previous data show that serum albumin can trigger natural transformation in Acinetobacter baumannii. However, extracellular matrix/basal membrane components, norepinephrine, and mucin did not have a significant effect on this process. Therefore, the effect of human products appears to be albumin specific, as both BSA and HSA have been shown to increase of natural transformation.

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Serum Albumin Measurement
Acinetobacter calcoaceticus
Transformation, Genetic
Mucin-1 protein
Extracellular Matrix
Albumin Human, USP
Acinetobacter Infections
Transformation, Bacterial

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