Journal article

HEMAGGLUTINATING PROPERTIES OF ENTEROAGGREGATIVE ESCHERICHIA-COLI

F QADRI, A HAQUE, SM FARUQUE, KA BETTELHEIM, R ROBINSBROWNE, MJ ALBERT

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 1994

Abstract

Many intestinal bacterial pathogens possess hemagglutinating properties, which are indicative of their adhesive properties to the intestinal mucosal surface. To understand the bacteria-mucosa interaction, 41 strains of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAggEC), a recently described category of diarrheagenic E. coli, isolated mostly from children with diarrhea in Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Central America, and South America were screened for mannose-sensitive hemagglutination and mannose-resistant hemagglutination of erythrocytes from humans, rats, mice, sheep, cattle, and rabbits. Some strains demonstrated mannose-sensitive hemagglutination of erythrocytes. Most isolates showed mannose-r..

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