Enterococcus faecalis tropism for the kidneys in the urinary tract of C57BL/6J mice.

@article{Kau2005EnterococcusFT,
  title={Enterococcus faecalis tropism for the kidneys in the urinary tract of C57BL/6J mice.},
  author={Andrew L Kau and Steven M. Martin and William Lyon and Ericka Hayes and Michael G Caparon and Scott J Hultgren},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2005},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={2461-8}
}
Enterococcus faecalis is a gram-positive bacterium that can cause a variety of nosocomial infections of which urinary tract infections are the most common. These infections can be exceptionally difficult to treat because of drug resistance of many E. faecalis isolates. Despite their troublesome nature, little is known about the host or bacterial factors necessary for E. faecalis to cause disease in the urinary tract. Using a mouse model of urinary tract infection, we have shown that E. faecalis… CONTINUE READING
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