How do Enteroadherent E coli influence enterocyte morphology?


How do Enteroadherent E coli influence enterocyte morphology?

Enteroadherent E. Coli:

Enteroadherent E.coli is one of the categories of pathogenic intestinal E. coli, which causes infection by adhering or attaching to the surface of the intestinal cells, thereby causing dehydration, diarrhea and vomiting. They adhere specifically to enterocytes, or the cells responsible for the absorption of ions, including calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium and zinc via the process of active transport.

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Enteroadherent E. coli produce adherence factors known as adhesins and proteins, which are either injected to the host cells (enterocytes) or secreted...

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