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Inhibition of Bacterial Adhesion and Infections by Lectin Blocking

  • J. Beuth
  • B. Stoffel
  • G. Pulverer
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 408)

Abstract

Bacterial attachment (e.g. to mucosal and solid surfaces) may be considered to be a prerequisite for the colonization and infection of numerous tissues and foreign devices. In general, attachment of microorganisms to surfaces of epithelial cells is the first of a series of events that may include organ colonization and invasion of the host.

Keywords

Blood Group Bacterial Adhesion Otitis Externa Buccal Epithelial Cell Mistletoe Lectin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Beuth
    • 1
  • B. Stoffel
    • 1
  • G. Pulverer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Medical Microbiology and HygieneUniversity of KölnKölnGermany

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