Table 3.

Characteristics of the uspA1,uspA2, and uspA2H genes and their encoded protein products from selected M. catarrhalis strains

StrainGeneLength of ORF (nt)Mol wt of predicted proteinNo. of amino acidsPredicted start codon
012EuspA12,76696,959922ATG
uspA22,05274,599684ATG
TTA37uspA12,61991,873873ATG
uspA2H2,66792,145889GTG
046EuspA12,67693,350892ATG
uspA2H2,68294,229894GTG