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Occurrence of genes for P and S fimbriae and hemolysin in urinary Escherichia coli.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7959433     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Escherichia coli is the common causative agent of urinary tract infections. Sixty-one strains of E. coli isolated from children with urinary tract infections were tested by colony hybridization for the presence of genes determining P and S fimbriae and hemolysin. Of these strains, 46 possess a gene for hemolysin, 44 for P fimbriae and 28 for S fimbriae. Only 30 strains formed lytic zones around the colonies on plates with sheep erythrocytes. The results indicated that simultaneous occurrence of genes in urinary E. coli was highest for P fimbriae and hemolysin and lower for other combinations of the tested genes.
Authors:
E Jusková; I Ciznár
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia microbiologica     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0015-5632     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Microbiol. (Praha)     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-06     Completed Date:  1994-12-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376757     Medline TA:  Folia Microbiol (Praha)     Country:  CZECH REPUBLIC    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Preventive and Clinical Medicine, Bratislava, Slovakia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bacterial Proteins / genetics
Child
DNA Probes
Escherichia coli / genetics*,  isolation & purification,  pathogenicity
Escherichia coli Infections / microbiology*
Escherichia coli Proteins*
Fimbriae, Bacterial / genetics
Genes, Bacterial*
Hemolysin Proteins / genetics
Humans
Nucleic Acid Hybridization
Urinary Tract Infections / microbiology*
Virulence / genetics
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bacterial Proteins; 0/DNA Probes; 0/Escherichia coli Proteins; 0/Hemolysin Proteins; 0/Hlya protein, E coli

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