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Infect Immun. 1990 Jun;58(6):1995-8.

Direct evidence that the FimH protein is the mannose-specific adhesin of Escherichia coli type 1 fimbriae.

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Department of Microbiology, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby.

Abstract

Type 1 fimbriae of Escherichia coli are surface organelles which mediate binding to D-mannose-containing structures. By direct binding of FimH to D-mannose attached to a carrier protein, we demonstrated that this protein was uniquely responsible for the receptor specificity. Furthermore, we show by receptor immunoelectron microscopy that the FimH protein is located laterally in the structure of the type 1 fimbriae.

PMID:
1971261
PMCID:
PMC258756
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