Involvement of mismatch repair in the reciprocal control of motility and adherence of uropathogenic Escherichia coli.

Abstract

Type 1 fimbriae and flagella, two surface organelles critical for colonization of the urinary tract by uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC), mediate opposing virulence objectives. Type 1 fimbriae facilitate adhesion to mucosal cells and promote bacterial persistence in the urinary tract, while flagella propel bacteria through urine and along mucous layers… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00043-12

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