Send to

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

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

Author information

Dept of Microbiology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 61801, USA.


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.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center