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Pertactin

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In molecular biology, pertactin (PRN) is a highly immunogenic virulence factor of Bordetella pertussis, the bacterium that causes pertussis. [1]

12 relations: Autotransporter domain, Bacteria, Beta helix, Bordetella pertussis, Cell adhesion, Epithelium, Membrane protein, Molecular biology, Protein Data Bank, Trachea, Virulence factor, Whooping cough.

Autotransporter domain

In molecular biology, an autotransporter domain is a structural domain found in some bacterial outer membrane proteins.

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Bacteria

Bacteria (common noun bacteria, singular bacterium) is a type of biological cell.

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Beta helix

A beta helix is a protein structure formed by the association of parallel beta strands in a helical pattern with either two or three faces.

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Bordetella pertussis

Bordetella pertussis is a Gram-negative, aerobic, pathogenic, encapsulated coccobacillus of the genus Bordetella, and the causative agent of pertussis or whooping cough.

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Cell adhesion

Cell adhesion is the process by which cells interact and attach to neighbouring cells through specialised molecules of the cell surface.

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Epithelium

Epithelium is one of the four basic types of animal tissue, along with connective tissue, muscle tissue and nervous tissue.

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Membrane protein

Membrane proteins are proteins that interact with, or are part of, biological membranes.

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Molecular biology

Molecular biology is a branch of biology which concerns the molecular basis of biological activity between biomolecules in the various systems of a cell, including the interactions between DNA, RNA, proteins and their biosynthesis, as well as the regulation of these interactions.

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Protein Data Bank

The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is a crystallographic database for the three-dimensional structural data of large biological molecules, such as proteins and nucleic acids.

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Trachea

The trachea, colloquially called the windpipe, is a cartilaginous tube that connects the pharynx and larynx to the lungs, allowing the passage of air, and so is present in almost all air-breathing animals with lungs.

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Virulence factor

Virulence factors are molecules produced by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa that add to their effectiveness and enable them to achieve the following.

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Whooping cough

Whooping cough (also known as pertussis or 100-day cough) is a highly contagious bacterial disease.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pertactin

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