In vitro attachment of Escherichia coli to human uroepithelial cells: variation in receptivity during the menstrual cycle and pregnancy.

@article{Reid1983InVA,
  title={In vitro attachment of Escherichia coli to human uroepithelial cells: variation in receptivity during the menstrual cycle and pregnancy.},
  author={Gregor Reid and Harvey Brooks and David F. Bacon},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1983},
  volume={148 3},
  pages={412-21}
}
An in vitro system was used for assay of the attachment of Escherichia coli to viable uroepithelial cells harvested from the urine of premenopausal women. A 15% level of variation from the mean attachment value was noted within given cell samples. Uroepithelial target cells with large numbers of adherent bacteria were found. The receptivity of uroepithelial cells to the attachment of certain strains of E coli varied over the menstrual cycle and during pregnancy. This finding may suggest that… CONTINUE READING