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Trends Microbiol. 1998 Dec;6(12):484-8.

Surface protein adhesins of Staphylococcus aureus.

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Microbiology Dept, Moyne Institute of Preventive Medicine, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. tfoster@tcd.ie

Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus can colonize the host to initiate infection by adhering to components of the extracellular matrix. Adherence is mediated by surface protein adhesins (MSCRAMMs). Ligand binding by these fibronectin-, fibrinogen- and collagen-binding proteins occurs by distinct mechanisms that are being investigated at the molecular level.

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10036727
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