Gene clusters encoding the cytotoxic necrotizing factor type 1, Prs-fimbriae and alpha-hemolysin form the pathogenicity island II of the uropathogenic Escherichia coli strain J96.

@article{Blum1995GeneCE,
  title={Gene clusters encoding the cytotoxic necrotizing factor type 1, Prs-fimbriae and alpha-hemolysin form the pathogenicity island II of the uropathogenic Escherichia coli strain J96.},
  author={Gabriele Blum and Vincenzo Falbo and Alfredo Caprioli and Joerg Hacker},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={1995},
  volume={126 2},
  pages={189-95}
}
The uropathogenic Escherichia coli strain J96 (04:K6) is able to produce four adherence factors [P-fimbriae (pap and prs), F1C-fimbriae (foc) and Type 1-fimbriae (fim)], two alpha-hemolysins (hlyI and II) and the cytotoxic necrotizing factor type 1 (cnf1). Using phenotypic test systems and genotypic analysis, it has been shown that the mutant strain J96-M1 has lost the hlyII, prs and cnf1 genes. The three virulence associated determinants are linked on one particular region on the chromosome… CONTINUE READING

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