Cell surface antigens of Mycoplasma species Bivine group 7 bind to and activate plasminogen

Amer Soc Microbiology
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Infection And Immunity, 2003, 71 (8), pp. 4823 - 4827
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Mycoplasma species bovine group 7 bound plasminogen at the cell surface in a lysine-dependent manner. Cell-bound plasminogen was rapidly activated to plasmin by exogenous urokinase, and this activity was associated with plasminogen binding capacity. Binding assays using plasminogen modified with a trifunctional cross-linking agent revealed several binding proteins.
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