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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 617034, 10 pages
Research Article

Outer Membrane Proteome Analysis of Indian Strain of Pasteurella multocida Serotype B:2 by MALDI-TOF/MS Analysis

1Division of Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh 243122, India
2Institute of Bacterial Infections and Zoonoses, Friedrich Loeffler Institut, Namburger Straße 96 a, 07743 Jena, Germany
3Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751023, India

Received 31 July 2014; Accepted 21 November 2014; Published 22 December 2014

Academic Editor: Kunio Ohmiya

Copyright © 2014 A. Prasannavadhana et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Identification of outer membrane proteins (OMPs) is important to understand the bacteria structure and function, host-pathogen interaction, development of novel vaccine candidates, and diagnostic antigens. But till now the key antigens of P. multocida B:2 isolate causing haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) in animals are not clearly defined. In this study, P52 strain of P. multocida serotype B:2 was grown in vitro under iron-rich and iron-limited condition. The OMPs were extracted by sarkosyl method followed by SDS-PAGE and the proteins were identified by MALDI-TOF/MS analysis. In total, 22 proteins were identified, of which 7 were observed exclusively under iron-limited condition. Most of the high molecular weight proteins (TbpA, HgbA, HgbB, HasR, IroA, and HemR) identified in this study were involved in iron acquisition. Some hypothetical proteins (HP-KCU-10206, HP and AAUPMB 08244, HP AAUPMB 21592, HP AAUPMB 19766, AAUPMB 11295) were observed for the first time in this study which could be unique to serotype B:2. Further functional in vivo study of the proteins identified are required to explore the utility of these proteins in developing diagnostics and vaccine against HS.