Collagenolytic enzymes of pathogenic microorganisms


1. Department of Chemistry of Natural Compounds, School of Chemistry. Lomonosov Moscow State University
Type: Review
PubMed Id: 15707269
Year: 2004 vol: 50  issue:6  pages: 539-554
Abstract: The review summarizes characteristics of pathogenic microbial collagenolytic enzymes. The collagenases usually represent the main factors of virulence; they provide microbe penetration into host tissues and supply microorganisms with nutritients. The study of these enzymes is of great value for scientific, medical and biochemical purposes.
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Reference: Mozhina N.V., Rudenskaya G.N., Collagenolytic enzymes of pathogenic microorganisms, Biomeditsinskaya khimiya, 2004, vol: 50(6), 539-554.