Surface protein adhesins of Staphylococcus aureus

Timothy J. Foster, Magnus Höök

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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. Copyright (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)484-488
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology


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