1. bookVolume 62 (2018): Issue 1 (March 2018)
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The Role of Meningococcal Porin B in Protein-Protein Interactions with Host Cells

Published Online: 11 Apr 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 62 (2018) - Issue 1 (March 2018)
Page range: 52 - 58
Received: 04 Dec 2017
Accepted: 26 Jan 2018
Journal Details
First Published
30 Mar 2016
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4 times per year

Neisseria meningitidis is a Gram-negative diplococcus responsible for bacterial meningitis and fatal sepsis. Ligand-receptor interactions are one of the main steps in the development of neuroinvasion. Porin B (PorB), neisserial outer membrane protein (ligand), binds to host receptors and triggers many cell signalling cascades allowing the meningococcus to damage the host cells or induce immune cells responses via the TLR2-dependent mechanisms. In this paper, we present a brief review of the structure and function of PorB.


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