Escherichia coli O-antigen capsule (group 4) is essential for serum resistance

Dvora Biran, Ilan Rosenshine, Eliora Z. Ron*

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Many septicemic Escherichia coli strains produce polysaccharide capsules, which are important for survival in serum. Here we show that a septicemic E. coli strain of serotype O78 produce an O-antigen capsule (group 4 capsule) and we show that this capsule is essential for serum survival.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalResearch in Microbiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2020

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  • Capsule
  • Colisepticemia
  • Extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (EXPEC)
  • Group 4 capsule
  • Sepsis
  • Serum survival


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