TABLE 1.

Adhesion of EHEC and EPEC to HEp-2 cell monolayers after cholesterol depletion

MβCD (mM)No. of adherent bacteriaa
EHECEPEC
07.87 ± 0.037.34 ± 0.06
17.85 ± 0.057.27 ± 0.06
37.79 ± 0.056.75 ± 0.07c
107.64 ± 0.04b6.46 ± 0.09c
  • a Values are log10 means ± standard error (n = 3 duplicate samples).

  • b P < 0.01.

  • c P < 0.001.