[Bacterial adhesion. An important pathogenetic factor].

@article{Andersen1990BacterialAA,
  title={[Bacterial adhesion. An important pathogenetic factor].},
  author={Bjorg Marit Andersen},
  journal={Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke},
  year={1990},
  volume={110 12},
  pages={1534-8}
}
Bacterial adherence is usually the first step of an infection. Bacteria bind to receptors on cell surfaces by different adhesins like fimbriae, fibrillae or lipoteichoic acid. The reseptors may be glucolipids, with sugar molecules like galactose (Gal-Gal), and present on the mucosa of the urinary tractus. Other receptors are glucoproteins or fibronectin. Important non-specific receptors are foreign material or implants in the body. Symptoms of infection generally occur from bacteria that are a… CONTINUE READING

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