The Binding of Bacteria Carrying CFAs and Putative CFAs to Rabbit Intestinal Brush Border Membranes
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, ETEC, colonize the human intestine by means of fimbrial structures called colonization factor antigens, CFAs. On human ETEC strains three different types of CFAs have been described, i.e. the colonization factor antigens I, (CFA/I), CFA/II and CFA/IV. In addition a number of “new” putative colonization factor antigens have been identified, e.g. PCF0166, CS7, CS17 and CFA/III [M.M McConnell, this volume] although their prevalence and role in colonization have not been fully assessed.
KeywordsBrush Border Membrane Excretion Time Binding Structure Buccal Epithelial Cell Rabbit Intestine
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