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Global dissemination of a multidrug resistant Escherichia coli clone
Significance Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131) is a globally disseminated multidrug-resistant clone associated with human urinary tract and bloodstream infections. Here, we have used genomeExpand
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Discovery of an archetypal protein transport system in bacterial outer membranes
Bacteria have mechanisms to export proteins for diverse purposes, including colonization of hosts and pathogenesis. A small number of archetypal bacterial secretion machines have been found inExpand
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DSB proteins and bacterial pathogenicity
If DNA is the information of life, then proteins are the machines of life — but they must be assembled and correctly folded to function. A key step in the protein-folding pathway is the introductionExpand
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Host-pathogen checkpoints and population bottlenecks in persistent and intracellular uropathogenic Escherichia coli bladder infection.
Bladder infections affect millions of people yearly, and recurrent symptomatic infections (cystitis) are very common. The rapid increase in infections caused by multidrug-resistant uropathogensExpand
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Insights into a Multidrug Resistant Escherichia coli Pathogen of the Globally Disseminated ST131 Lineage: Genome Analysis and Virulence Mechanisms
Escherichia coli strains causing urinary tract infection (UTI) are increasingly recognized as belonging to specific clones. E. coli clone O25b:H4-ST131 has recently emerged globally as a leadingExpand
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UpaG, a new member of the trimeric autotransporter family of adhesins in uropathogenic Escherichia coli.
The ability of Escherichia coli to colonize both intestinal and extraintestinal sites is driven by the presence of specific virulence factors, among which are the autotransporter (AT) proteins.Expand
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The Serum Resistome of a Globally Disseminated Multidrug Resistant Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Clone
Escherichia coli ST131 is a globally disseminated, multidrug resistant clone responsible for a high proportion of urinary tract and bloodstream infections. The rapid emergence and successful spreadExpand
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Virulence properties of asymptomatic bacteriuria Escherichia coli.
In asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU), bacteria colonize the urinary tract without provoking symptoms. Here, we compared the virulence properties of a collection of ABU Escherichia coli strains toExpand
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Uropathogenic Escherichia coli virulence and innate immune responses during urinary tract infection.
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are among the most common infectious diseases of humans and are the most common nosocomial infections in the developed world. It is estimated that 40-50% of women andExpand
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Chaperone-Usher Fimbriae of Escherichia coli
Chaperone-usher (CU) fimbriae are adhesive surface organelles common to many Gram-negative bacteria. Escherichia coli genomes contain a large variety of characterised and putative CU fimbrialExpand
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