A new immunoglobulin-binding protein, EibG, is responsible for the chain-like adhesion phenotype of locus of enterocyte effacement-negative, shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli.

@article{Lu2006ANI,
  title={A new immunoglobulin-binding protein, EibG, is responsible for the chain-like adhesion phenotype of locus of enterocyte effacement-negative, shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli.},
  author={Yan Lu and Sunao Iyoda and Hiromi Satou and Hitomi Satou and Kenichiro Itoh and Takehito Saitoh and Haruo Watanabe},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2006},
  volume={74 10},
  pages={5747-55}
}
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are important enteropathogens causing severe diseases such as hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic-uremic syndrome in humans. The majority of STEC strains of serogroups O157, O26, or O111 associated with severe cases of these diseases possess a pathogenicity island termed the locus of enterocyte effacement (LEE). LEE, which is responsible for the formation of attaching-and-effacing lesions on intestinal epithelial cells, is important for the full… CONTINUE READING