What is the role of outer membrane proteins (OMPs) of B henselae in the etiology of cat scratch disease (CSD)?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Nine outer membrane proteins (OMP) of B henselae have been identified. The 43-kD OMP is a major protein capable of binding endothelial cells; further investigation is needed to clarify its role in the pathogenesis of CSD.


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