Molecular analysis of two novel Neisseria gonorrhoeae virulent components: The macrophage infectivity potentiator and the outer membrane protein A

Stefania Starnino, Rosanna Leuzzi, Valeria Ghisetti, Maria Antonia De Francesco, Marco Cusini, Giampaolo Impara, Emma Galluppi, Mariagrazia Pizza, Paola Stefanelli

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Abstract

Molecular analyses of mip and ompA genes were performed on 20 Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates. The genes were present with a high degree of conservation in all strains. Sera from patients with urethritis or disseminated gonococcal infections were able to recognize the purified Neisseria gonorrhoeae macrophage infectivity potentiator (Ng-MIP) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae outer membrane protein A (Ng-OmpA).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalNew Microbiologica
Volume33
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

Keywords

  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Ng-mip
  • Ng-ompa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Starnino, S., Leuzzi, R., Ghisetti, V., De Francesco, M. A., Cusini, M., Impara, G., Galluppi, E., Pizza, M., & Stefanelli, P. (2010). Molecular analysis of two novel Neisseria gonorrhoeae virulent components: The macrophage infectivity potentiator and the outer membrane protein A. New Microbiologica, 33(2), 167-170.