Urinary oligosaccharides inhibit adhesion of E. coli onto canine urinary tract epithelium.

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Canine urine fractions were tested for their capacity to release Escherichia coli from everted canine ureteral segments. Urine was effective in detaching epithelially-bound E. coli; the active principle was a small molecular weight carbohydrate. Treatment with lectins decreased the degree of E. coli surface colonization, which confirms the importance of the… (More)

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