Fimbrial adhesions of Escherichia coli.

  title={Fimbrial adhesions of Escherichia coli.},
  author={Per Klemm},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  volume={7 3},
  • Per Klemm
  • Published 1985 in Reviews of infectious diseases
Fimbriae are long, threadlike protein polymers found on the surface of many strains of Escherichia coli. The presence of fimbriae has been found to be significantly correlated with pathogenicity, and specific fimbriae confer on pathogenic strains the ability to adhere to and colonize various specific host epithelia. A surprising variety of fimbrial adhesions have been found in E. coli; several unrelated groups of such proteins have been extensively characterized. Fimbriae of E. coli are… CONTINUE READING

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