In molecular biology, Pertactin (PRN) is a highly immunogenic virulence factor of Bordetella pertussis, a bacterium that causes pertussis. Specifically, it is an outer membrane protein that promotes adhesion to tracheal epithelial cells. PRN is purified from Bordetella pertussis and is used for the vaccine production as one of the important compon...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: per-tak′tin Definitions: 1. The primary receptor of Bordetella pertussis, the antigenicity of which improves the effectiveness of pertussis vaccines.
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