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Acapsular clinical Staphylococcus aureus isolates lack agr function.

Fischer J, Lee JC, Peters G, Kahl BC.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2014 Jul;20(7):O414-7. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12429. Epub 2013 Nov 14.


Differential abilities of capsulated and noncapsulated Staphylococcus aureus isolates from diverse agr groups to invade mammary epithelial cells.

Buzzola FR, Alvarez LP, Tuchscherr LP, Barbagelata MS, Lattar SM, Calvinho L, Sordelli DO.

Infect Immun. 2007 Feb;75(2):886-91. Epub 2006 Dec 4.


Antibiotic-mediated selection of quorum-sensing-negative Staphylococcus aureus.

Paulander W, Nissen Varming A, Bæk KT, Haaber J, Frees D, Ingmer H.

MBio. 2013 Jan 2;3(6):e00459-12. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00459-12.


[Diversification of agr locus among Staphylococcus aureus isolated from carriers and from hospital patients with infection syndromes].

Garbacz K, Piechowicz L, Wiśniewska K, Dabrowska-Szponar M.

Med Dosw Mikrobiol. 2009;61(1):5-9. Polish.


Real-time nucleic acid sequence-based amplification assay for rapid detection and quantification of agr functionality in clinical Staphylococcus aureus isolates.

Chen L, Shopsin B, Zhao Y, Smyth D, Wasserman GA, Fang C, Liu L, Kreiswirth BN.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Mar;50(3):657-61. doi: 10.1128/JCM.06253-11. Epub 2012 Jan 4.


Strain-dependent differences in the regulatory roles of sarA and agr in Staphylococcus aureus.

Blevins JS, Beenken KE, Elasri MO, Hurlburt BK, Smeltzer MS.

Infect Immun. 2002 Feb;70(2):470-80.


Accessory gene regulator (agr) locus in geographically diverse Staphylococcus aureus isolates with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin.

Sakoulas G, Eliopoulos GM, Moellering RC Jr, Wennersten C, Venkataraman L, Novick RP, Gold HS.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2002 May;46(5):1492-502.


Comparative analysis of agr groups and virulence genes among subclinical and clinical mastitis Staphylococcus aureus isolates from sheep flocks of the Northeast of Brazil.

de Almeida LM, de Almeida MZ, de Mendonça CL, Mamizuka EM.

Braz J Microbiol. 2013 Oct 30;44(2):493-8. doi: 10.1590/S1517-83822013000200026. eCollection 2013.


Regulation of Staphylococcus aureus capsular polysaccharide expression by agr and sarA.

Luong T, Sau S, Gomez M, Lee JC, Lee CY.

Infect Immun. 2002 Feb;70(2):444-50.


Polymorphisms of agr locus correspond to distinct genetic patterns of virulence in Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates from orthopedic implant infections.

Montanaro L, Speziale P, Campoccia D, Pirini V, Ravaioli S, Cangini I, Visai L, Arciola CR.

J Biomed Mater Res A. 2010 Sep 1;94(3):825-32. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.32764.


agr RNAIII divergently regulates glucose-induced biofilm formation in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus.

Coelho LR, Souza RR, Ferreira FA, Guimarães MA, Ferreira-Carvalho BT, Figueiredo AM.

Microbiology. 2008 Nov;154(Pt 11):3480-90. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.2007/016014-0.


Variations in amount of TSST-1 produced by clinical methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates and allelic variation in accessory gene regulator (agr) locus.

Nagao M, Okamoto A, Yamada K, Hasegawa T, Hasegawa Y, Ohta M.

BMC Microbiol. 2009 Mar 10;9:52. doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-9-52.


Relationships between Staphylococcus aureus genetic background, virulence factors, agr groups (alleles), and human disease.

Jarraud S, Mougel C, Thioulouse J, Lina G, Meugnier H, Forey F, Nesme X, Etienne J, Vandenesch F.

Infect Immun. 2002 Feb;70(2):631-41.


agr function in clinical Staphylococcus aureus isolates.

Traber KE, Lee E, Benson S, Corrigan R, Cantera M, Shopsin B, Novick RP.

Microbiology. 2008 Aug;154(Pt 8):2265-74. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.2007/011874-0.


Prevalence of agr specificity groups among Staphylococcus aureus strains colonizing children and their guardians.

Shopsin B, Mathema B, Alcabes P, Said-Salim B, Lina G, Matsuka A, Martinez J, Kreiswirth BN.

J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Jan;41(1):456-9.


USA300 and USA500 clonal lineages of Staphylococcus aureus do not produce a capsular polysaccharide due to conserved mutations in the cap5 locus.

Boyle-Vavra S, Li X, Alam MT, Read TD, Sieth J, Cywes-Bentley C, Dobbins G, David MZ, Kumar N, Eells SJ, Miller LG, Boxrud DJ, Chambers HF, Lynfield R, Lee JC, Daum RS.

MBio. 2015 Apr 7;6(2). pii: e02585-14. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02585-14.


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