Frederick J Cassels

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Colonization factor antigen I (CFA/I) is the archetype of eight genetically related fimbriae of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) designated class 5 fimbriae. Assembled by the alternate chaperone pathway, these organelles comprise a rigid stalk of polymerized major subunits and an apparently tip-localized minor adhesive subunit. We examined the(More)
Escherichia coli strain RDEC-1 is an enteroadherent, diarrheagenic pathogen in rabbits that utilizes AF/R1 pili for initial (stage 1) adherence, but the host receptors for this adhesion are unknown. Here we demonstrate that RDEC-1 binds, via AF/R1 pili, to a specific rabbit ileal microvillus membrane glycoprotein receptor complex of subunits 130 and 140 kD.(More)
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