K88 antigen | definition of K88 antigen by Medical dictionary
a pilus antigen of Escherichia coli; provides adhesion of the bacteria to the epithelial lining of the intestine of piglets. Important in both neonatal and postweaning diarrhea. Called also F4.
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The porcine intestinal receptor for Escherichia coli K88ab, K88ac: regional localization on chromosome 13 and influence of IgG response to the K88 antigen