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FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1995 Feb 15;126(2):189-95.

Gene clusters encoding the cytotoxic necrotizing factor type 1, Prs-fimbriae and alpha-hemolysin form the pathogenicity island II of the uropathogenic Escherichia coli strain J96.

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Institut für Molekulare Infektionsbiologie, Würzburg, Germany.


The uropathogenic Escherichia coli strain J96 (04:K6) is able to produce four adherence factors [P-fimbriae (pap and prs), F1C-fimbriae (foc) and Type 1-fimbriae (fim)], two alpha-hemolysins (hlyI and II) and the cytotoxic necrotizing factor type 1 (cnf1). Using phenotypic test systems and genotypic analysis, it has been shown that the mutant strain J96-M1 has lost the hlyII, prs and cnf1 genes. The three virulence associated determinants are linked on one particular region on the chromosome, which is termed 'pathogenicity island II' (Pai II).

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