Oct 18, 2011

The structure of bacterial S-layer proteins

Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
Tea Pavkov-KellerWalter Keller

Abstract

S-layers are self-assembled paracrystalline protein lattices that cover many bacteria and almost all archaea. As an important component of the bacterial cell envelope, S-layers can fulfill various biological functions and are usually the most abundantly expressed protein species in a cell. Here we review the structures of the best characterized S-layer proteins from Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, as well as methods to determine their molecular architecture.

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S-layer proteins
Protein S Deficiency
Bacterial Proteins
S-layer protein antigen, Bacteria
Plasma Protein Binding Capacity
Cell Wall
Membrane Glycoproteins

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