However (34) studies reported type 3 fimbriae
expression mediated by conjugative plasmid in E.
###pilli, namely fimbriae
, of which fimbrillin is a structural component of fimbriae
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Fimbriate to afimbirate switch can be mediated by FimE gene product at twice magnitude frequency than FimB gene product, providing an efficient mechanism of rapidly ending fimbriae
synthesis in reply to suitable environmental stimuli.14
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entrapment, however uncommon, should be considered in female patients with a malfunctioning peritoneal dialysis catheter, especially in patients with complex abdominal anatomy and when other common causes can be excluded.
Involvement of minor components associated with the fimA fimbriae
of Porphyromonas gingivalis in adhesive functions.
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PCR assays to detect the papGII (encoding papGII adhesin in P fimbriae
), fim H (type 1 fimbriae
), hly F ([alpha]-haemolysin), iuc D (aerobactin), usp (uropathogenic specific protein), and iss (increased serum survive) were performed on all E.
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The surface properties of a bacterium are determined by the exact molecular composition of its membrane and cell envelope, including capsules, glycocalyx, S layers, peptidoglycan and LPS, and the other surface structures, such as flagella and pili or fimbriae
. Bacterial surface components may have a primary biological function that has nothing to do with pathogenicity.
mutant had the largest negative effect on biofilm amounts.