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The Haemophilus influenzae HMW1C Protein Is a Glycosyltransferase That Transfers Hexose Residues to Asparagine Sites in the HMW1 Adhesin

  • Susan Grass,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Cheryl F. Lichti,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • R. Reid Townsend,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Julia Gross,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Joseph W. St. Geme III

    Affiliations: Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: May 27, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000919

About the Authors

Susan Grass, Joseph W. St. Geme III
Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Cheryl F. Lichti, R. Reid Townsend, Julia Gross
Department of Medicine Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
R. Reid Townsend
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Joseph W. St. Geme III
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: j.stgeme@duke.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SG RRT JWSG. Performed the experiments: SG CFL JG JWSG. Analyzed the data: SG CFL RRT JG JWSG. Wrote the paper: CFL RRT JG JWSG.