The role of Type 1, P and S fimbriae in binding of Escherichia coli to the canine endometrium.


Escherichia coli (E. coli) is the most commonly isolated infectious agent causing pyometra in bitches. Many E. coli strains isolated from the uteri of infected dogs carry several adhesin genes (fimH, papGIII and sfa). The objective of this study was to investigate the role of each adhesin gene product, acting alone or expressed in combination, in the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.02.028

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