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Figure 1: Intracellular lifestyle of UPEC. The cartoon depicts the stages through which UPEC (blue and green) proceeds during infection of superficial bladder epithelial cells (SBECs). The intracellular residence protects from polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) attack. See text for details

Figure 1: Intracellular lifestyle of UPEC. The cartoon depicts the stages through which UPEC (blue and green) proceeds during infection of superficial bladder epithelial cells (SBECs). The intracellular residence protects from polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) attack. See text for details