Table 3.

Inhibition of attachment of 1-day-old B. cereus OH599 cultures to fibronectin and laminina

Pretreatment% Binding to:
FibronectinLaminin
None100 ± 5.5100 ± 15.5
Lactose, 10 mM93 ± 6.162 ± 19.8
Lactose, 100 mM93 ± 0.672 ± 29.8
Fibronectin89 ± 1.569 ± 10.0
Laminin96 ± 6.460 ± 7.0
Anti-S IgG100 ± 0.668 ± 10.7
Anti-W IgG98 ± 2.685 ± 19.0
Heating at 84°C for 1 h3 ± 2.38 ± 3.0
Benzamidine, 100 mM31 ± 5.4150 ± 4.6
  • a Bacterial cells were treated with the substances indicated for 60 min before adherence assays. Results are the mean percentages of binding ± standard deviations compared to binding to fibronectin or laminin without any inhibitor (= 100%).