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Production of virulence-related proteins by Canadian strains of Streptococcus suis capsular type 2.
The production of muramidase-released protein (MRP), extracellular protein factor (EF) and hemolysin (suilysin) by 101 Canadian field strains of Streptococcus suis capsular type 2 is described. MostExpand
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Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli Heat-Stable Enterotoxin 1 (EAST1): A New Toxin with an Old Twist
Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli heat-stable enterotoxin 1 (EAST1) is a small protein that was first detected more than a decade ago in an enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC) strain isolated from theExpand
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Isolation and characterization of alpha-enolase, a novel fibronectin-binding protein from Streptococcus suis.
Streptococcus suis is an important swine pathogen that causes meningitis, endocarditis, arthritis and septicaemia. As a zoonotic agent, S. suis also causes similar diseases in humans. Binding ofExpand
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Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae surface polysaccharides: their role in diagnosis and immunogenicity
Abstract Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae is an important pig pathogen that is responsible for swine pleuropneumonia, a highly contagious respiratory infection. Knowledge of the importance,Expand
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Immunization with Recombinant Sao Protein Confers Protection against Streptococcus suis Infection
ABSTRACT Sao is a Streptococcus suis surface protein recently identified as a potential vaccine candidate. In this study, recombinant Sao in combination with Quil A provided cross-protection againstExpand
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Identification of a Surface Protein of Streptococcus suis and Evaluation of Its Immunogenic and Protective Capacity in Pigs
ABSTRACT A Streptococcus suis surface protein reacting with convalescent-phase sera from pigs clinically infected by S. suis type 2 was identified. The apparent 110-kDa protein, designated Sao,Expand
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Inactivation of the Pst System Reduces the Virulence of an Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli O78 Strain
ABSTRACT Escherichia coli O78 strains are frequently associated with extraintestinal diseases, such as airsacculitis and septicemia, in poultry, livestock, and humans. To understand the influence ofExpand
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Helicobacter pylori Interactions with Host Serum and Extracellular Matrix Proteins: Potential Role in the Infectious Process
SUMMARY Helicobacter pylori, a gram-negative spiral-shaped bacterium, specifically colonizes the stomachs of humans. Once established in this harsh ecological niche, it remains there virtually forExpand
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Escherichia coli STb toxin and colibacillosis: knowing is half the battle.
  • J. Dubreuil
  • Medicine, Biology
  • FEMS microbiology letters
  • 2008
Expression of both adherence and enterotoxin expression are required for enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) strains to cause colibacillosis. ETEC strains are responsible for diarrhea in humansExpand
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Distribution and expression of the astA gene (EAST1 toxin) in Escherichia coli and Salmonella.
The distribution and expression of the astA gene (EAST1 toxin) among 358 strains of Enterobacteriaceae were studied. The gene was found in 32.6% and 11.9% of Escherichia coli and Salmonella strains,Expand
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