Analysis of proteins in Chlamydia trachomatis L2 outer membrane complex, COMC.

FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 2009 Mar 27;55(2):187-95. Epub 2009 Jan 27.

Institute of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

The protein composition and N-terminal sequences of proteins in the outer membrane of Chlamydia trachomatis L2 were analysed following isolation of N-terminal peptides using combined fractional diagonal chromatography and identification by liquid chromatography tandem MS. Acetylation of primary amino groups of in vivo generated proteolytic cleavage sites facilitated identification of such sites in known outer membrane proteins (MOMPs). Our results further support a proposed prediction of the topology of the MOMPs. Furthermore, a previously unknown MOMP, CTL0626 (Ct372), was assigned as an MOMP with a carbohydrate-selective porin (OprB) family motif, and the presence of CTL0626 was confirmed using antibodies raised against the protein.

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