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Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins [D12] » Proteins » Membrane Proteins » Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins » Adhesins, Bacterial
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Cell-surface components or appendages of bacteria that facilitate adhesion (BACTERIAL ADHESION) to other cells or to inanimate surfaces. Most fimbriae (FIMBRIAE, BACTERIAL) of gram-negative bacteria function as adhesins, but in many cases it is a minor subunit protein at the tip of the fimbriae that is the actual adhesin. In gram-positive bacteria, a protein or polysaccharide surface layer serves as the specific adhesin. What is sometimes called polymeric adhesin (BIOFILMS) is distinct from protein adhesin. MeSH
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