Structure of common pili from Escherichia coli.

  title={Structure of common pili from Escherichia coli.},
  author={John C. McMichael and Jonathan T. Ou},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={138 3},
Several important properties of the common pili from Escherichia coli are discussed. These pili were resistant to the gentle Folin-Ciocalteau reagent methods for protein detection and were not readily solubilized by sodium dodecyl sulfate. They were found to contain a reducing sugar but not peptidoglycan. The pilin had multiple conformations in sodium dodecyl sulfate solution, and the appearance of multiple bands on sodium dodecyl sulfate gels did not necessarily indicate heterogeneity of the… CONTINUE READING

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