Biopolymers and cell. 2000; 16 (2): 99 - 107



Structure and biological properties of clumping factor of Staphylococcus aureus


V D. Ivanova, V. K. Pozur


The data of the recent investigations of structure, physico-chemical properties and biological activity of the staphylococcal clumping factor, genes encoding the factor, the influence of other S. aureus genome locus as well as similar structure of other microorganisms are analysed in the present review. The influence of the clumping factor on some parameters of the immune system and pathogenesis of staphylococcal diseases is described.