Accession Number:

ADA134963

Title:

The Role of Intestinal Bacteria in Acute Diarrheal Diseases

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. Sep 1978-Aug 1979

Corporate Author:

TUFTS-NEW ENGLAND MEDICAL CENTER BOSTONMA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE