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Synonyms for pilus

any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal

hairlike structure especially on the surface of a cell or microorganism

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It has been shown that one ST25 isolate from Canada, which does not have a discrete srtF pilus cluster and is unable to express the srtF pilus, is nonetheless PCR positive for each of the individual srtF genes because PCR amplicons can be generated from homologs of these genes found at various genome locations (13,16).
Cyclic AMP and its receptor protein negatively regulate the coordinate expression of cholera toxin and toxin-coregulated pilus in Vibrio cholerae.
Strains that produced a PCR product for PI-2 were further characterized by amplification of pitB, which encoded the pilus backbone protein.
Moreover, we have shown that this type IV pilus can rotate.
In addition, the authors describe in great detail the recognition of host receptors by pili and the pilus biogenesis by chaperon-user pathways.
Each pilus comprises a stack of many copies of a single "pilin" protein.
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Finally, both strains carried the bfpA gene encoding bundlin, the structural subunit of the bundle-forming pilus expressed by typical EPEC strains but not by EHEC.
Each bundle-forming pilus is a thin, flexible protein filament that extends from the surface of the bacterial cell.
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An inducible bundle-forming pilus produced by enteropathogenic Escherichia coli.