The Role of Intestinal Bacteria in Acute Diarrheal Diseases
Annual rept. Sep 1978-Aug 1979
TUFTS-NEW ENGLAND MEDICAL CENTER BOSTONMA
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The investigations discussed in this report covered five major areas 1 Testing of E. coli isolated from humans adults and infants with diarrheal disease for production of enterotoxins and presence of colonization-specific surface antigens. 2 Isolation of bacterial pili which may function in binding of E. coli pathogens to the small bowel surface. 3 Isolation of erythrocyte receptor involved in binding of piliated ETEC. 4 Adherence of ETEC to Eukaryotic cells. 5 Role of plasmids in adherence antigen production.
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