fimbrillin

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fimbrillin (plural fimbrillins)

  1. (biochemistry) Any of a class of subunit proteins in the fimbria of some bacteria
    • 2015, Nora SILVA et al., “Host response mechanisms in periodontal diseases”, in Journal of Applied Oral Science[1], volume 23, DOI:10.1590/1678-775720140259:
      These are filamentous components on the cell surface, and their subunit protein, fimbrillin (FimA), reportedly acts on bacterial interaction with host tissues by mediating bacterial adhesion and colonization in targeted sites.