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Some bacteria (see Chapter 21), such as N gonorrhoeae, are able to make pili of different antigenic types (antigenic variation) and thus can still adhere to cells in the presence of antibodies to their original type of pili. Like capsules, pili inhibit the phagocytic ability of leukocytes. Endospores Members of several bacterial genera are capable of forming endospores (see Figure 2–27). The two most common are gram-positive rods: the obligately aerobic genus Bacillus and the obligately anaerobic genus Clostridium.

B: Schematic representation of the OmpF trimer. The view is from the extracellular space along the molecular threefold symmetry axis. (Reproduced with permission from Schirmer T: General and specific porins from bacterial outer membranes. ) Members of a second group of outer membrane proteins, which resemble porins in many ways, are exemplified by LamB and Tsx. LamB, an inducible porin that is also the receptor for lambda bacteriophage, is responsible for most of the transmembrane diffusion of maltose and maltodextrins; Tsx, the receptor for T6 bacteriophage, is responsible for the transmembrane diffusion of nucleosides and some amino acids.

These enzymes catalyze the turnover or degradation of peptidoglycan in bacteria. These enzymes presumably participate in cell wall growth and turnover and in cell separation, but their activity is most apparent during the dissolution of dead cells (autolysis). Enzymes that degrade bacterial cell walls are also found in cells that digest whole bacteria, eg, protozoa and the phagocytic cells of higher animals. CELL WALL GROWTH Cell wall synthesis is necessary for cell division; however, the incorporation of new cell wall material varies with the shape of the bacterium.

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