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Urology. 1977 May;9(5):526-33.

Role of urothelial surface mucoprotein in intrinsic bladder defense.

Abstract

To implicate further the surface mucoprotein as the factor responsible for preventing bacterial attachment to the bladder mucosa, rabbit urothelium was severely disrupted and allowed to regenerate for varying periods of time. Quantitative measurements of the attachment of 14C-labeled Escherichia coli were correlated with the histologic presence of the surface mucoprotein. Control levels of bacterial attachment were observed only when the PAS-positive layer had regenerated, further supporting the role of this layer in the bladder's antibacterial defense.

PMID:
324090
DOI:
10.1016/0090-4295(77)90245-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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