Longus: a long pilus ultrastructure produced by human enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli.

@article{Girn1994LongusAL,
  title={Longus: a long pilus ultrastructure produced by human enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli.},
  author={Jorge A Gir{\'o}n and Myron M. Levine and J. Kaper},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={71-82}
}
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) causes an acute cholera-like diarrhoea in both humans and animals. We describe a new pilus termed longus produced by ETEC, which can extend for over 20 microns from the cell surface. Longus is composed of a repeating subunit of 22 kDa and its NH2-terminal amino acid sequence revealed homology with the toxin-coregulated pilus of Vibrio cholerae, the bundle-forming pilus of enteropathogenic E. coli and type IV pilins of some Gram-negative bacterial… CONTINUE READING

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