The structure of the CS1 pilus of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli reveals structural polymorphism.


Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is a bacterial pathogen that causes diarrhea in children and travelers in developing countries. ETEC adheres to host epithelial cells in the small intestine via a variety of different pili. The CS1 pilus is a prototype for a family of related pili, including the CFA/I pili, present on ETEC and other Gram-negative… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JB.01989-12


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