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Trends Microbiol. 1998 Jul;6(7):282-7.

Fimbrial expression in enteric bacteria: a critical step in intestinal pathogenesis.

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Dept of Microbiology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 61801, USA. edwards2@uiuc.edu

Abstract

The ability of species of enteric bacteria to recognize and colonize unique niches along the intestine is mainly based on receptor distribution and interpretation of a combination of environmental signals leading to the expression of specific adherence factors. Such elaborate orchestration of events is critical during the initial steps of pathogenesis.

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9717217
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