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 DeCS Categories

A11 Cells .
A11.284 Cellular Structures .
A11.284.180 Cell Surface Extensions .
A11.284.180.285 Fimbriae, Bacterial .
A20 Bacterial Structures .
A20.843 Fimbriae, Bacterial .
D12 Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins .
D12.776 Proteins .
D12.776.097 Bacterial Proteins .
D12.776.097.120 Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins .
D12.776.097.120.425 Fimbriae Proteins .
D12.776.543 Membrane Proteins .
D12.776.543.100 Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins .
D12.776.543.100.300 Fimbriae Proteins .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Fimbriae Proteins .
Fimbriae Protein Precusors .
Pili Structural Proteins .
Pilin Precursors .
Pilins .
Pre-Pilin .
Sex Pili Structural Proteins .
Pre Pilin .
Precursors, Pilin .
Precusors, Fimbriae Protein .
Protein Precusors, Fimbriae .
Pilin .
Propilin .
Proteins that are structural components of bacterial fimbriae (FIMBRIAE, BACTERIAL) or sex pili (PILI, SEX). .
Fimbriae, Bacterial .
Bacterial Fimbria .
Bacterial Pilus .
Common Fimbria .
Common Pilus .
Fimbria, Bacterial .
Pilus, Bacterial .
Fimbria, Common .
Fimbriae, Common .
Pilus, Common .
Bacterial Fimbriae .
Bacterial Pili .
Common Fimbriae .
Common Pili .
Pili, Bacterial .
Pili, Common .
Thin, hairlike appendages, 1 to 20 microns in length and often occurring in large numbers, present on the cells of gram-negative bacteria, particularly Enterobacteriaceae and Neisseria. Unlike flagella, they do not possess motility, but being protein (pilin) in nature, they possess antigenic and hemagglutinating properties. They are of medical importance because some fimbriae mediate the attachment of bacteria to cells via adhesins (ADHESINS, BACTERIAL). Bacterial fimbriae refer to common pili, to be distinguished from the preferred use of "pili", which is confined to sex pili (PILI, SEX). .