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Figure 5

From: Heterologous expression of pathogen-specific genes ligA and ligB in the saprophyte Leptospira biflexaconfers enhanced adhesion to cultured cells and fibronectin

Figure 5

Binding of L. biflexa transformants to extracellular matrix components. A. Fibronectin binding assay was performed with L. biflexa wild-type strain (wt), and ligA- (+ligA), and ligB- (+ligB) transformed L. biflexa. The means and standard deviations of triplicates from a representative of more than three independent experiments are shown, with statistical significance at P < 0.01 (*). B. Laminin, elastin, and collagen type I (Col I) and type IV (Col IV) binding was measured as in A. with P < 0.05 (#).

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