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Characterization of the Adhesin of Escherichia coli F18 Fimbriae

By A. Smeds, K. Hemmann, M. Jakava-Viljanen, S. Pelkonen, H. Imberechts and A. Palva


Previous research has suggested that the adhesin encoded by the F18 fimbrial operon in Escherichia coli is either the FedE or FedF protein. In this work, we show that anti-FedF antibodies, unlike anti-FedE serum, were able to inhibit E. coli adhesion to porcine enterocytes. Moreover, specific adhesion to enterocytes was shown with purified FedF-maltose binding protein

Topics: Molecular Pathogenesis
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Year: 2001
DOI identifier: 10.1128/IAI.69.12.7941-7945.2001
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