Colonization Factors of Human Enterotoxigenic Escherichia Coli (ETEC)

Trends Microbiol. 1996 Nov;4(11):444-52. doi: 10.1016/0966-842x(96)10068-8.

Abstract

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is the most common cause of childhood and travellers' diarrhoea. The ability of ETEC to adhere to the intestinal epithelium of the host is an important virulence determinant, and adhesion is mediated by proteinaceous surface appendages called colonization factors.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacterial Adhesion*
  • Bacterial Proteins / classification*
  • Bacterial Proteins / genetics
  • Bacterial Vaccines
  • Diarrhea / epidemiology
  • Diarrhea / microbiology
  • Enterotoxins*
  • Escherichia coli / genetics
  • Escherichia coli / pathogenicity*
  • Escherichia coli Infections / epidemiology
  • Escherichia coli Infections / microbiology*
  • Escherichia coli Infections / prevention & control
  • Fimbriae, Bacterial / classification
  • Fimbriae, Bacterial / genetics
  • Humans
  • Urinary Tract Infections / epidemiology
  • Urinary Tract Infections / microbiology

Substances

  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Bacterial Vaccines
  • Enterotoxins