Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli strains bind bovine milk gangliosides in a ceramide-dependent process


Diarrhea caused by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is the main infectious disease of newborn calves. The first step of infection involves bacterial attachment to the intestinal mucosa. This adhesion is mediated by fimbriae that recognize some glycoconjugates on the host cell surface, in particular, several gangliosides. Because milk also contains… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11745-003-1124-7

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