Haemophilus influenzae, a normal host of the nasopharynx of humans, may become a pathogen. The first step of infection is adherence to epithelial cells of the nasopharynx through glycopeptidic adhesins, or pili. Adherence to human epithelial cells in continuous lines, HeLa and Hep2, of 8 piliated strains of Haemophilus influenzae isolated from human… (More)
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