"Fimbriae, Bacterial" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Thin, hairlike appendages, 1 to 20 microns in length and often occurring in large numbers, present on the cells of gram-negative bacteria, particularly Enterobacteriaceae and Neisseria. Unlike flagella, they do not possess motility, but being protein (pilin) in nature, they possess antigenic and hemagglutinating properties. They are of medical importance because some fimbriae mediate the attachment of bacteria to cells via adhesins (ADHESINS, BACTERIAL). Bacterial fimbriae refer to common pili, to be distinguished from the preferred use of "pili", which is confined to sex pili (PILI, SEX).
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- Fimbria, Bacterial
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- Pili, Common
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- Common Pilus
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- Common Pili
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- Bacterial Pilus
- Bacterial Pili
- Pili, Bacterial
- Pilus, Bacterial
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Fimbriae, Bacterial" by people in Profiles.
Defining hierarchical protein interaction networks from spectral analysis of bacterial proteomes. Elife. 2022 08 17; 11.
Role of Caulobacter Cell Surface Structures in Colonization of the Air-Liquid Interface. J Bacteriol. 2019 09 15; 201(18).
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG Outcompetes Enterococcus faecium via Mucus-Binding Pili: Evidence for a Novel and Heterospecific Probiotic Mechanism. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2016 10 01; 82(19):5756-62.
A New Pillar in Pilus Assembly. Cell. 2016 Apr 21; 165(3):520-1.
The cell wall architecture of Enterococcus faecium: from resistance to pathogenesis. Future Microbiol. 2013 Aug; 8(8):993-1010.
Visualization of Gram-positive bacterial pili. Methods Mol Biol. 2013; 966:77-95.
Isopeptide bonds of the major pilin protein BcpA influence pilus structure and bundle formation on the surface of Bacillus cereus. Mol Microbiol. 2012 Jul; 85(1):152-63.
Protein secretion and surface display in Gram-positive bacteria. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2012 Apr 19; 367(1592):1123-39.
Characterization of the SpaCBA pilus fibers in the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Apr; 78(7):2337-44.
RrgB321, a fusion protein of the three variants of the pneumococcal pilus backbone RrgB, is protective in vivo and elicits opsonic antibodies. Infect Immun. 2012 Jan; 80(1):451-60.