Distinct function of Pseudomonas aeruginosa type IV pili disclosed in the bacterial pass-through of membrane filter with smaller pore sizes.

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Membrane filter pass-through ability of Pseudomonas aeruginosa was analyzed with isogenic mutants. A flagellum-deficient fliC mutant required two-times longer time (12 hr) to pass through a 0.45-microm pore size filter. With 0.3- and 0.22-microm filters, however, the fliC mutant showed no remarkable disability. Meanwhile a pilA mutant defective in twitching… (More)

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@article{Hasegawa2007DistinctFO, title={Distinct function of Pseudomonas aeruginosa type IV pili disclosed in the bacterial pass-through of membrane filter with smaller pore sizes.}, author={Hiroyuki Hasegawa and Taichiro Tanikawa and Takashi Nozawa and Kentaro Nakazawa and Yoji Nakagawa and Tohey Matsuyama}, journal={Microbiology and immunology}, year={2007}, volume={51 4}, pages={429-33} }