Fimbriae-mediated host-pathogen cross-talk.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Recent studies show that the coupling of fimbrial adhesins of uropathogenic Escherichia coli and pathogenic Neisseria species to their complementary receptors on host cells is a dynamic event, involving specific signaling to the bacteria as well as to the host cell. These studies have unveiled intriguing and novel mechanisms by which bacteria utilize their fimbriae to promote virulence at the mucosal surface and in deeper tissue.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Abraham, SN; Jonsson, AB; Normark, S

Published Date

  • February 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 75 - 81

PubMed ID

  • 10066469

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1369-5274

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1369-5274(98)80145-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England