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 (ăd-hē′sĭn, -zĭn)
Any of various substances present on the surfaces of bacterial cells that facilitate binding to the cells of a host and that are used as antigens in some vaccines.

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The team developed the technology by looking at how bacterial cells use a protein called an adhesin to home to heart tissue.
The surface physicochemical characteristics are the main factors related to biofilm formation and expression of microorganism virulence factors such as production of exo-polymeric capsule and fimbriae and synthesis of adhesin (GILBERT et al., 2003).
The pgaABCD locus of Escherichia coli promote the synthesis of a polysaccharide adhesin required for biofilm formation.
Molecular characterization of multi-drug resistant, adhesin producing alpha-hemolytic E.
Cell surface carbohydrates (glycans) and adhesin molecules are major components of the outer surface of cells and are often characteristic of the cell types.
The growing problem of mucosal and systemic candidiasis reflects the enormous increase in the number of patients at risk and the increased opportunity that exists for Candida species to invade tissues normally resistant to invasion with the help of the Candida virulence markers such as adhesin, Germ tube, Pseudohyphae, slime production, exoenzymes etc.
The intercellular adhesin locus ica is present in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus from bacteremic patients with infected and uninfected prosthetic joints.
The EtpA adhesin molecule, which was secreted by a diverse population of ETEC strains, including H10407, was found to be a dominant ETEC blood group A-specific lectin/hemagglutinin and was shown to interact specifically with glycans expressed on intestinal epithelial cells from blood group A individuals.
E.coli have many virulence factors, including adhesin, enterotoxin, shiga toxigenic and pathogenicity island which is widely distributed among diarrheic pigs (Zhang et al., 2007; Contrepois et al., 1989).
Alteration of the pilin adhesin of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO results in normal pilus biogenesis but a loss of adherence to human pneumocyte cells and decreased virulence in mice.
Prakash et al., "Identification and phenotypic characterization of a second collagen adhesin, Scm, and genome-based identification and analysis of 13 other predicted MSCRAMMs, including four distinct pilus loci, in Enterococcus faecium," Microbiology, vol.