Escherichia coli STb toxin and colibacillosis: knowing is half the battle.

@article{Dubreuil2008EscherichiaCS,
  title={Escherichia coli STb toxin and colibacillosis: knowing is half the battle.},
  author={Jean Dubreuil},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={278 2},
  pages={137-45}
}
Expression of both adherence and enterotoxin expression are required for enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) strains to cause colibacillosis. ETEC strains are responsible for diarrhea in humans and animals by production of various enterotoxins. For many years, the role of the heat-stable E. coli enterotoxin STb as a diarrhea-causing toxin in animals, and in particular in swine, has been controversial. In fact, although the presence of STb-positive E. coli strains and diarrhea in animals is… CONTINUE READING