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Table 5 Some selected virulent factors encoded by different strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae

From: Klebsiella pneumoniae: an increasing threat to public health

Virulence factorsReferences
Hypermucoviscous phenotype and mucoviscosity-related genes
 magA
 rmpA
 rmpA2
 allS
[30, 42, 47,48,49,50]
Biosynthesis of lipopolysaccharide
 wabG
 uge
 wcaG
[42]
Iron uptake and transport
 iutA
 icuA
 iroN
 iroB
 ybtA
 irp2
 kfu
 entB
[30, 42, 47,48,49,50]
Adhesion
 Cf29a
 fimH
 mrkD
[42, 47, 49, 50]