New approach to treating infectious diseases as an alternative to antibiotics

Osaka University-led researchers clarified how pathogenic E. coli bacteria attached to the host intestinal epithelium. They revealed that type IV pili on the surface of the bacteria were not sufficient for adherence to intestinal epithelial cells and that proteins secreted by E.coli were also necessary. It was found that this attachment mechanism might be a common feature in many enteropathogens such as Vibrio cholera and constitutes a novel therapeutic target against such bacterial pathogens.

New approach to treating infectious diseases as an alternative to antibiotics

Osaka University-led researchers clarified how pathogenic E. coli bacteria attached to the host intestinal epithelium. They revealed that type IV pili on the surface of the bacteria were not ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists Clarify How E.Coli Bacteria Attach to Human Intestines

NewsResearchers have clarified how pathogenic E.coli attached to the host intestinal epithelium using type IV pili and secreted proteins. Contributed Author: Osaka UniversityTopics: Biology

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Laboratory Equipment

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