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Abstract

Summary: Variants of P9 possessing α, γ or δ pili were shown to vary in their toxicity and virulence for human epithelial cells. Studies with antisera raised against purified pili showed that attachment and virulence were reduced to a significant degree in the presence of antisera to homologous pili. Heterologous antisera, while capable of agglutinating whole organisms, were largely ineffective in reducing attachment and cytotoxicity. Using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay () system, the cross-reactivity between pili and heterologous antisera was estimated to be no more than 10–20%.

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1982-05-01
2020-09-30
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