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Infection and Immunity


Geisel School of Medicine


The relative contributions of toxin-coregulated pilus (TCP) and cell-associated mannose-sensitive hemagglutinin (MSHA) to the colonization ability of Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor biotype strains and O139 Bengal strains was determined by using isogenic parental and in-frame deletion mutant pairs in the infant mouse cholera model. Both the El Tor and O139 tcpA mutant strains showed a dramatic defect in colonization as indicated by their competitive indices, whereas deletion of mshA had a negligible effect on colonization in either background.

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Thelin KH, Taylor RK. Toxin-coregulated pilus, but not mannose-sensitive hemagglutinin, is required for colonization by Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor biotype and O139 strains. Infect Immun. 1996;64(7):2853-2856. doi:10.1128/IAI.64.7.2853-2856.1996