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Pilin

pilin

1. General term for the protein subunit of pilus.

2. Protein subunit (7.2 kD) of f pili, sex pili coded for by the F plasmid.


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fimbriae and pili are confusing terms

... are different. lengh of fimbriae is more then pili and they are hair like, their proteins are also different then pili. pili consist of protein PILIN.

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by hira4rmpk
Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:22 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: fimbriae and pili are confusing terms
Replies: 4
Views: 16039

The Fiber Disease

... oriented fibres of the two types of pili, to a resolution of 7 Å in the equatorial direction and 4 Å in the meridional direction. The two types of pilin protein subunits have a similar molecular weight, and their sequences contain a number of homologous regions. They form a helical array with 4.06 ...

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by Skytroll
Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:20 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5561294

The Fiber Disease

... for uptake are similar. There appears to be an extrusion through the cell membrane and cell wall of a protein complex composed of type IV pilin-like structural proteins. Apparently bound to this complex are functional proteins for binding double-stranded DNA, nicking one strand, degrading ...

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by Skytroll
Tue May 02, 2006 4:47 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5561294

Specific memory in Innate Immune System

... as a part of eukaryotic cells. These include bacterial molecules such as peptidoglycan, teichoic acids, lipopolysaccharide, mannans, flagellin, pilin, and bacterial DNA. There are also pattern-recognition molecules for viral double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) and fungal cell walls components such as ...

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by Dr.Stein
Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:10 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Specific memory in Innate Immune System
Replies: 42
Views: 23719


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