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Study Explains How Cranberries Prevent Urinary Infections

...rry juice did not appear to affect bacteria without fimbriae, which suggests something in the juice may directly change the molecular structure of the fimbriae themselves. "Our results show that, at least for urinary tract infections, cranberry juice targets the right bacteria -- those that cause disease -...

Cranberry juice creates energy barrier that keeps bacteria away from cells, study shows

... bacteria, one with hair-like projections known as fimbriae and one without, to different concentrations of cranberry juice. fimbriae are present on a number of virulent bacteria, incl...may act directly on the molecular structure of the fimbriae themselves. This reinforces previous work by the W...

Fimbriae Help Bacteria Stick Around Inside the Body

...arch, they explained how the protrusions, known as fimbriae have an adhesive protein called FimH at their tip ... that the mechanical properties of the bungee-like fimbriae also play a key role in the tenacity of E. coli cl...y toy. The researchers found that under force, the fimbriae stretch to many times their original length as the...
Fimbriae in Biological News

American Society for Microbiology honors Hung Ton-That

... their biochemical assembly and role in pathogenesis. During his postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago, Ton-That studied the assembly of fimbriae on the surface of Corynebacterium diphtheriae. An NIH RO1 grant has enabled him to continue this work as an independent researcher. Dr. Ton-That ...

Tiny shock absorbers help bacteria stick around inside the body

... that the mechanical properties of the bungee-like fimbriae also play a key role in the tenacity of E. coli cl...y toy. The researchers found that under force, the fimbriae stretch to many times their original length as the...uncoil one by one. If the force on them drops, the fimbriae coils are compressed, keeping tension on the bond ...
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