Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli adherence to intestinal epithelial monolayers diminishes barrier function.

The mechanism by which enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) causes diarrhea remains elusive. Several alterations within the host cell have been demonstrated to occur following EPEC attachment including increases in intracellular Ca2+ concentration and rearrangement and phosphorylation of several cytoskeletal proteins. The consequences of these… CONTINUE READING