Accession Number : ADA136755


Title :   The Role of Intestinal Bacteria in Acute Diarrheal Diseases


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Sep 1979-Aug 1980


Corporate Author : TUFTS-NEW ENGLAND MEDICAL CENTER BOSTONMA


Personal Author(s) : Gorbach, Sherwood L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a136755.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : Our studies provided evidence for at least three serologically distinct groups of surface antigens present on ETEC isolated from man. E. coli strains in each of the three serologic groups produce surface pili of 'identical' size, morphology, and molecular weight. The presence of these pili shows no apparent correlation with the ability to cause MR-HA of a particular rbc type(s). In the year 1979, our ETEC culture collection doubled in size; E. coli strains belonging to various O-groups have been found to react with our three serologic types of pili-specific antisera.


Descriptors :   *ESCHERICHIA COLI , *DIARRHEA , *ENTEROTOXINS , *ENTERIC BACTERIA , HUMANS , ISOLATION , STRAINS(BIOLOGY) , SEROLOGY , MORPHOLOGY(BIOLOGY)


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE