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Proteus mirabilis is a common causative agent of cystitis and pyelonephritis in patients with urinary catheters or structural abnormalities of the urinary tract. Several types of fimbriae, which are potentially involved in adhesion to the uroepithelium, can be expressed simultaneously by P. mirabilis: mannose-resistant/Proteus-like (MR/P) fimbriae, P.(More)
Proteus mirabilis is an important cause of urinary tract infection (UTI) in patients with complicated urinary tracts. Thirty-five strains of P. mirabilis isolated from UTI were examined for the adherence capacity to epithelial cells. All isolates displayed the aggregative adherence (AA) to HEp-2 cells, a phenotype similarly presented in LLC-MK(2) cells.(More)
Escherichia coli are gut microbiota bacteria that can cause disease in some humans and other animals, including dogs and cats that humans often keep as pets. Diarrheagenic E. coli (DEC) strains are classified into six categories: enteropathogenic (EPEC), enterotoxigenic (ETEC), Shiga toxin-producing (STEC), enteroinvasive (EIEC), enteroaggregative (EAEC),(More)
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) induces a characteristic histopathology on enterocytes known as the attaching-and-effacing (A/E) lesion, which is triggered by proteins encoded by the locus of enterocyte effacement (LEE). EPEC is currently classified as typical EPEC (tEPEC) and atypical EPEC (aEPEC), based on the presence or absence of the EPEC(More)
O125 is an enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) serogroup, which includes the O125ac:H6 serotype, defined as atypical EPEC. Strains of this serotype displayed the aggregative adherence (AA) pattern with HEp-2, Caco-2, T84, and HT-29 cells, possessed all the LEE region genes, and expressed intimin, Tir, and EspABD, although the attaching-effacing lesion(More)
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the bacterial infections frequently documented in humans. Proteus mirabilis is associated with UTI mainly in individuals with urinary tract abnormality or related with vesicular catheterism and it can be difficult to treat because of the formation of stones in the bladder and kidneys. These stones are formed due to(More)
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