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FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1989 Oct 15;52(3):291-5.

The outer membrane protein of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, described as the 'localised adherence factor', is OmpF and probably not involved in adhesion to HEp-2 cells.

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Division of Enteric Pathogens, Central Public Health Laboratory, London, U.K.


Strains of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) were examined for a factor, described as an outer membrane protein (OMP) of 32 kilodaltons (kDa) and reported to be involved in the adhesion of EPEC to HeLa cells. A comparable OMP of 35 kDa was detected in strains of EPEC, although expression of this protein was not related to the ability of strains to adhere to HEp-2 cells. The 35 kDa OMP was found to be heat-modifiable and peptidoglycan associated, and considered to be the porin protein OmpF.

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