"Bacterial Capsules" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An envelope of loose gel surrounding a bacterial cell which is associated with the virulence of pathogenic bacteria. Some capsules have a well-defined border, whereas others form a slime layer that trails off into the medium. Most capsules consist of relatively simple polysaccharides but there are some bacteria whose capsules are made of polypeptides.
- Bacterial Capsules
- Capsules, Bacterial
- Bacterial Capsule
- Capsule, Bacterial
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Bacterial Capsules" by people in Profiles.
Porter NT, Hryckowian AJ, Merrill BD, Fuentes JJ, Gardner JO, Glowacki RWP, Singh S, Crawford RD, Snitkin ES, Sonnenburg JL, Martens EC. Phase-variable capsular polysaccharides and lipoproteins modify bacteriophage susceptibility in Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron. Nat Microbiol. 2020 09; 5(9):1170-1181.
Lewis LA, Panicker S, DeOliveira RB, Parry GC, Ram S. Effect of a C1s Inhibitor on the Efficacy of Anti-Capsular Antibodies against Neisseria meningitidis and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Immunohorizons. 2019 11 05; 3(11):519-530.
Agarwal S, Vasudhev S, DeOliveira RB, Ram S. Inhibition of the classical pathway of complement by meningococcal capsular polysaccharides. J Immunol. 2014 Aug 15; 193(4):1855-63.
Lewis LA, Ram S. Meningococcal disease and the complement system. Virulence. 2014 Jan 01; 5(1):98-126.
Cywes-Bentley C, Skurnik D, Zaidi T, Roux D, Deoliveira RB, Garrett WS, Lu X, O'Malley J, Kinzel K, Zaidi T, Rey A, Perrin C, Fichorova RN, Kayatani AK, Maira-Litr?n T, Gening ML, Tsvetkov YE, Nifantiev NE, Bakaletz LO, Pelton SI, Golenbock DT, Pier GB. Antibody to a conserved antigenic target is protective against diverse prokaryotic and eukaryotic pathogens. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jun 11; 110(24):E2209-18.
Ram S, Lewis LA, Agarwal S. Meningococcal group W-135 and Y capsular polysaccharides paradoxically enhance activation of the alternative pathway of complement. J Biol Chem. 2011 Mar 11; 286(10):8297-8307.
Yang HH, Mascuch SJ, Madoff LC, Paoletti LC. Recombinant group B Streptococcus alpha-like protein 3 is an effective immunogen and carrier protein. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2008 Jul; 15(7):1035-41.
McNally DJ, Lamoureux MP, Karlyshev AV, Fiori LM, Li J, Thacker G, Coleman RA, Khieu NH, Wren BW, Brisson JR, Jarrell HC, Szymanski CM. Commonality and biosynthesis of the O-methyl phosphoramidate capsule modification in Campylobacter jejuni. J Biol Chem. 2007 Sep 28; 282(39):28566-28576.
Yang HH, Madoff LC, Guttormsen HK, Liu YD, Paoletti LC. Recombinant group B streptococcus Beta C protein and a variant with the deletion of its immunoglobulin A-binding site are protective mouse maternal vaccines and effective carriers in conjugate vaccines. Infect Immun. 2007 Jul; 75(7):3455-61.
Schneider MC, Exley RM, Ram S, Sim RB, Tang CM. Interactions between Neisseria meningitidis and the complement system. Trends Microbiol. 2007 May; 15(5):233-40.