Definition of adhesin
- At the tip of each pilus is an adhesin, a protein designed to stick to a surface molecule of the bacterium's target cells.
- —John Travis, Science News, 26 Apr. 1997
- Cranberries have been shown to help prevent recurrent urinary tract infections but not by changing acidity. They contain chemicals that block adhesins and prevent bacteria from sticking to urinary tract cells.
- —Gabe Mirkin, Washington Times, 28 Oct. 2001