A Surface Protein of Klebsiella Pneumoniae and Escherichia Coli That Binds Phagocytes and Inhibits Phagocytosis

  • C. Pruzzo
  • S. Valisena
  • L. Baldi
  • G. Satta
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 24)


We have previously described a Klebsiella pneumoniae non-fimbrial adhesin (MIAT: mannose inhibitable adhesin/T7 receptor) which works as a receptor for phage T7 and mediates unencapsulated strain adherence to epithelial cells of the oral cavity, urinary tract and intestine (5–7).


Klebsiella Pneumoniae Human PMNs Bacterium Ratio Neutrophil Phagocytic Activity Phagocytosis Experiment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Pruzzo
    • 1
  • S. Valisena
    • 2
  • L. Baldi
    • 1
  • G. Satta
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of MicrobiologyUniversity of GenovaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Institute of MicrobiologyUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly
  3. 3.Institute of MicrobiologyUniversity of SienaSienaItaly

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