The glycoprotease CpaA secreted by medically relevant Acinetobacter species targets multiple O-linked host glycoproteins

Glycans decorate proteins and affect their biological function, including protection against proteolytic degradation. However, pathogenic, and commensal bacteria have evolved specific glycoproteases that overcome the steric impediment posed by carbohydrates, cleaving glycoproteins precisely at their glycosylation site(s). Medically relevant Acinetobacter strains employ their type II secretion…