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Adhesins, Bacterial

"Adhesins, Bacterial" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Cell-surface components or appendages of bacteria that facilitate adhesion (BACTERIAL ADHESION) to other cells or to inanimate surfaces. Most fimbriae (FIMBRIAE, BACTERIAL) of gram-negative bacteria function as adhesins, but in many cases it is a minor subunit protein at the tip of the fimbriae that is the actual adhesin. In gram-positive bacteria, a protein or polysaccharide surface layer serves as the specific adhesin. What is sometimes called polymeric adhesin (BIOFILMS) is distinct from protein adhesin.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Adhesins, Bacterial" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Adhesins, Bacterial" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 85 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 8 publications in 2012
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