Tip proteins of pili associated with pyelonephritis: new candidates for vaccine development.

Escherichia coli strains associated with extra-intestinal infections frequently express carbohydrate binding adhesins which are present as minor components of pili. The adhesin protein, PapG, and at least two other minor pilus subunits, PapE and PapF, are associated with the tips of Gal alpha (1-4)Gal-binding Pap pili or P fimbriae of uropathogenic E. coli… CONTINUE READING