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Research Article

Specific Association of Lectin LecB with the Surface of Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Role of Outer Membrane Protein OprF

  • Horst Funken equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Horst Funken, Kai-Malte Bartels

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Juelich, Germany

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  • Kai-Malte Bartels equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Horst Funken, Kai-Malte Bartels

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Juelich, Germany

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  • Susanne Wilhelm,

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Juelich, Germany

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  • Melanie Brocker,

    Affiliation: Institute of Bio- and Geoscience 1, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Juelich, Germany

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  • Michael Bott,

    Affiliation: Institute of Bio- and Geoscience 1, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Juelich, Germany

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  • Manjeet Bains,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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  • Robert E. W. Hancock,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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  • Frank Rosenau,

    Affiliation: Institute of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Ulm-University, Ulm, Germany

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  • Karl-Erich Jaeger mail

    karl-erich.jaeger@fz-juelich.de

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Juelich, Germany

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  • Published: October 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046857

About the Authors

Horst Funken, Kai-Malte Bartels, Susanne Wilhelm, Karl-Erich Jaeger
Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Juelich, Germany
Melanie Brocker, Michael Bott
Institute of Bio- and Geoscience 1, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Juelich, Germany
Manjeet Bains, Robert E. W. Hancock
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Frank Rosenau
Institute of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Ulm-University, Ulm, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: karl-erich.jaeger@fz-juelich.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HF KMB REWH SW FR KEJ. Performed the experiments: HF KMB M. Brocker M. Bains. Analyzed the data: HF KMB SW M. Brocker REWH FR KEJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: M. Bains REWH M. Bott. Wrote the paper: HF KMB FR KEJ.