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expresses different types of fimbriae simultaneously. Several fimbrial types have been described and their role in the colonization of the urinary tract is under study. Previously, fimbriae (PMF) have been shown to be associated with bacterial colonization of the lower urinary tract but not of the kidneys. In this study, a mutant was generated and used in several and studies. Two different urinary tract infection models in the mouse and two assays of bacterial adhesion to uroepithelial cells were performed. Expression of PmfA in a collection of strains of different sources was also assessed. The results shown here indicate that PMF are involved in both bladder and kidney colonization by and that these fimbriae are widely distributed among isolates from different origins since all strains tested expressed PmfA.

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