Evidence for specificity in type 4 pilus biogenesis by enteropathogenic Escherichia coli.

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Type 4 fimbriae (pili) are surface appendages that are expressed by many species of Gram-negative bacteria. Previous studies have demonstrated that Pseudomonas aeruginosa can express and assemble pilin subunits from several unrelated species, indicating a common mechanism for biogenesis of type 4 pili whereby structural subunits from one system may be… (More)

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