Functional clues from the crystal structure of an orphan periplasmic ligand-binding protein from Treponema pallidum.
Protein Sci 2017 Feb 7. Epub 2017 Feb 7.
Department of Microbiology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 75390, USA.
The spirochete Treponema pallidum is the causative agent of syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection of major global importance. Other closely related subspecies of Treponema also are the etiological agents of the endemic treponematoses, such as yaws, pinta, and bejel. The inability of T. Read More