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Characterization of a Propionibacterium Acnes Surface Protein as a Fibrinogen-Binding Protein

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Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is a major skin-associated bacterium that was long considered commensal, until several studies revealed it to be an opportunistic pathogen. We investigated the ability of P. acnes surface proteins to recognize ECM proteins and showed that a 58 kDa P. acnes surface protein was specifically recognized by human fibrinogen (hFg). The 58 kDa protein was further characterized by two-dimensional (2-D) electrophoresis and MALDI-ToF as a P. acnes host cell-surface attachment protein, PA25957, recognizing dermatan sulfate (DsA1). This protein sequence contains 432 amino acids with the presence of three structurally different domains: an N-terminal signal peptide, a C-terminal LPXTG motif, and a PT repeat region. DsA1 is mostly produced during stationary phase. It appears to be highly glycosylated, containing GalNAc residues. Purified DsA1 strongly recognizes the Aα and Bβ subunits of hFg, and specific enzymatic deglycosylation of hFg demonstrated the involvement of the protein backbone in the recognition process. The Bβ subunit of hFg was cloned in four peptide fractions (Fg1-Fg4). The N-terminal Fg1 peptide of hFg was recognized by DsA1, and priming DsA1 with Fg1 inhibited DsA1/hFg recognition. We describe here for the first time, the characterization of a P. acnes surface glycoprotein recognizing human fibrinogen.

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hal-03886718 , version 1 (06-12-2022)

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Philippe A. Grange, Jöel Raingeaud, Willy Morelle, Anne-Geneviève Marcelin, Vincent Calvez, et al.. Characterization of a Propionibacterium Acnes Surface Protein as a Fibrinogen-Binding Protein. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 2017, 7 (1), pp.6428. ⟨10.1038/s41598-017-06940-3⟩. ⟨hal-03886718⟩
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