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FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2003 Jan 28;218(2):311-6.

Human intestinal tissue tropism of intimin epsilon O103 Escherichia coli.

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Centre for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Lower 3rd Floor, Royal Free Hospital, Pond St, NW3 2QG, London, UK.

Abstract

Human intestinal in vitro organ culture was used to assess the tissue tropism of human isolates of Escherichia coli O103:H2 and O103:H- that express intimin epsilon. Both strains showed tropism for follicle associated epithelium and limited adhesion to other regions of the small and large intestine. This is similar to the tissue tropism shown by intimin gamma enterohaemorrhagic (EHEC) O157:H7, but distinct from that of intimin alpha enteropathogenic (EPEC) O127:H6.

PMID:
12586409
DOI:
10.1016/S0378-1097(02)01182-5
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