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Adhesion of piliated Escherichia coli strains to phagocytes: differences between bacteria with mannose-sensitive pili and those with mannose-resistant pili.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6119294     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Escherichia coli with mannose-resistant (MR) pili, in contrast to those with mannose-sensitive (MS) pili, did not adhere to rat peritoneal macrophages and human polymorphonuclear granulocytes, as measured by use of radioactive bacteria and by the chemiluminescence response induced by the cell contact. With some MS-piliated E. coli strains, unpiliated bacteria, obtained by growth at a pilus-restrictive temperature, did show MS adherence to phagocytes, presumably by virtue of bacterial cell wall adhesins which, like MS pili, recognize alpha-mannose-containing structures of the phagocyte membrane. Possible roles of MR pili, MS pili, and MS cell wall adhesins in the unspecific cellular host defense are discussed.
E Blumenstock; K Jann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection and immunity     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0019-9567     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect. Immun.     Publication Date:  1982 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-03-22     Completed Date:  1982-03-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0246127     Medline TA:  Infect Immun     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  264-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Escherichia coli / physiology*,  ultrastructure
Fimbriae, Bacterial / drug effects,  physiology*
Luminescent Measurements
Macrophages / microbiology*
Mannose / pharmacology*
Neutrophils / microbiology*
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