Table 1.

Proteins of L. reuteri involved in adherence to epithelia and/or biofilm formation

ProteinFull nameStrain(s)OriginPutative function in the gastrointestinal tractRefs.
CnBP/MapACollagen-binding proteinDSM20016T, RC-14, 104RHuman, hamster, pigBinding to epithelial cells or mucus100–102
MubMucus-binding protein1063PigBinding of mucos and/or IgA55, 103
LspLarge surface protein100-23RatAdherence to forestomach epithelium56
GtfA/ InuGlycosyl-transferasesL. reuteri TMW1.106Food fermentationCell aggregation, biofilm formation104