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Infect Immun. 1993 Oct;61(10):4518-22.

Multivalent binding of K99 fimbriae to the N-glycolyl-GM3 ganglioside receptor.

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Department of Molecular Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

The ganglioside N-glycolyl-GM3 binds laterally at numerous positions to K99 fimbriae, as shown by electron microscopic detection and erythrocyte-binding activity. The data demonstrate the multivalent nature of K99 fimbriae with respect to their receptor-binding sites.

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8104898
PMCID:
PMC281193
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