Type 1 fimbriae in commensal Escherichia coli derived from healthy humans.

Type 1 fimbriae are one of the most important factors of Escherichia coli adaptation to different niches in the host. Our study indicated that the genetic marker--fimH gene occurred commonly in commensal E. coli derived from healthy humans but expression of the type 1 fimbriae was not observed. Identification of fim structural subunit genes (fimA-fimH) and… CONTINUE READING