Avanish Kumar Varshney

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Staphylococcal enterotoxin-like K (SEl-K) is a potent mitogen that elicits T-cell proliferation and cytokine production at very low concentrations. However, unlike the classical enterotoxins SEB and(More)
lukF-PV was present in 36% of skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI)-derived methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) strains and comprised six distinct clones, which contained fewer(More)
The role of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) in Staphylococcus aureus infections is controversial. We used a mouse model of skin infection to compare the virulence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus(More)
BACKGROUND Some Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes express an ahemolytic pneumolysin (PLYa). Serotypes that commonly express PLYa, including serotype 8 (ST8) and ST1, are often associated with a low(More)