Kinetics of filamentation of Escherichia coli induced by different sub-MICs of ceftibuten at different times.

@article{Braga1993KineticsOF,
  title={Kinetics of filamentation of Escherichia coli induced by different sub-MICs of ceftibuten at different times.},
  author={Pier Carlo Braga and Gioia Piatti},
  journal={Chemotherapy},
  year={1993},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={272-7}
}
Subinhibitory concentrations of some antibiotics are able to inhibit adhesion of bacteria to human host cells, to facilitate phagocytosis and to modify the shape of the bacteria cell wall, e.g., variable degrees of filamentation occur frequently in gram-negative bacteria. The kinetics of filamentation of Escherichia coli were investigated by incubation for various periods up to 18 h, with different subinhibitory concentrations of ceftibuten, from 1/2 to 1/128 of the MIC, corresponding to 0.25-0… CONTINUE READING