Inhibition of the adhesion of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli strains to HT-29 cells in culture by chito-oligosaccharides
Rhoades, J., Gibson, G., Formentin, K., Beer, M. and Rastall, R. (2006) Inhibition of the adhesion of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli strains to HT-29 cells in culture by chito-oligosaccharides. Carbohydrate Polymers, 64 (1). pp. 57-59. ISSN 0144-8617
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The ability of chito-oligosaccharides (COS) to inhibit selected intestinal bacteria was investigated. COS at 2.5 mg ml(-1) had no significant effect on the adhesion of three strains of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC), Lactobacillus pentosus, L. casei or L. gasseri to human HT29 cells in tissue culture. However, COS significantly inhibited adhesion of three strains of enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) to below 30% of the level of adhesion seen in the controls. Dose-response curves were constructed to further characterise the inhibition of EPEC strains to HT29 cells. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.