Connective tissue often consists of relatively few cells embedded in an extracellular matrix.
Which of the following virulence factors would be most helpful to this organism in establishing an infection? C collagenase, an enzyme that destroys collagen, which is a major protein of connective tissues
Clostridium Perfringens produces the enzyme collagenase, that breaks down collagen, which is a major supportive protein of connective tissues, found in tendons, cartilage and bones. The pathogenesis of this bacteria is assisted by collagenase in destroying extracellular structures. This is a virulence factor which helps in spreading gas gangrene.