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Influence of K99 on the phagocytosis and killing of K99-positive Escherichia coli by mouse peritoneal cells in vitro.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical microbiology and immunology
Publication Date
Volume
173
Issue
2
Pages
105–111
Identifiers
PMID: 6387418
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The expression of K99-plasmid encoded products was examined to assess their influence on phagocytosis and killing by mouse peritoneal cells. Strains of K99-positive Escherichia coli were cultured under varying conditions which either allowed or inhibited the expression of K99-plasmid products. The survival of phagocytosis by the bacteria was found to depend more on the expression of the K99 antigen than the expression of its associated adhesin.

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