Presence in bovine enteropathogenic (EPEC) and enterohaemorrhagic (EHEC) Escherichia coli of genes encoding for putative adhesins of human EHEC strains.

@article{Szalo2002PresenceIB,
  title={Presence in bovine enteropathogenic (EPEC) and enterohaemorrhagic (EHEC) Escherichia coli of genes encoding for putative adhesins of human EHEC strains.},
  author={Ioan Mihai Szalo and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Goffaux and Vinciane Pirson and D{\'e}nis Pierard and Hywel Ball and Jacques Georges Mainil},
  journal={Research in microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={153 10},
  pages={653-8}
}
Enteropathogenic and enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EPEC and EHEC) infections are characterised by the formation of attaching and effacing lesions on intestinal epithelial cells. The first step of EPEC and EHEC pathogenesis involves the initial adherence of the bacterium to the intestinal epithelium. A collection of bovine EPEC and EHEC strains belonging to different serogroups was tested by colony blot hybridization with gene probes for putative adhesins (BFPA, LPFA, IHA, LIFA) of human… CONTINUE READING