Comparison of Escherichia coli fimbrial antigen F7 with type 1 fimbriae.

  title={Comparison of Escherichia coli fimbrial antigen F7 with type 1 fimbriae.},
  author={Ida Orskov and Frits Orskov and Aksel BIRCH-ANDERSEN},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  volume={27 2},
Two Escherichia coli O6:K2:H1 strains, C1212 and C1214, isolated from urinary tract infections, were compared for their capacity to adhere to various cells. After growth on solid medium, only C1212 bacteria agglutinate human erythrocytes and attach to urinary epithelial cells. Both of these reactions are mannose resistant. In contrast, C1214 bacteria cause a mannose-sensitive agglutination of guinea pig erythrocytes, show a mannose-sensitive attachment to buccal epithelial cells, and attach to… CONTINUE READING
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