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Adherence of coagulase-negative staphylococci to plastic tissue culture plates: a quantitative model for the adherence of staphylococci to medical devices
The optical densities of stained bacterial films adherent to plastic tissue culture plates serve as a quantitative model for the study of the adherence of coagulase-negative staphylococci to medical devices, a process which may be important in the pathogenesis of foreign body infections. Expand
Adherence of slime-producing strains of Staphylococcus epidermidis to smooth surfaces
The results suggest that slime-mediated adherence may be a critical factor in the pathogenesis of S. epidermidis infections of medical devices. Expand
Bacterial adherence: adhesin-receptor interactions mediating the attachment of bacteria to mucosal surface.
  • E. Beachey
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of infectious diseases
  • 1 March 1981
Progress has been made in the development of antiadhesive vaccines directed against the fimbrial adhesins of several human bacterial pathogens, and development of vaccines against bacterial surface components involved in adhesion to mucosal surfaces. Expand
Cell membrane-binding properties of group A streptococcal lipoteichoic acid
Ester-linked fatty acids (palmitic acid being the major one) are involved in the spontaneous adsorption of LTA to erythrocytes, suggesting that small amounts of L TA may reside on the streptococcal surface to mediate attachment and colonization of these organisms on mucosal surfaces in vivo. Expand
Characterization of clinically significant strains of coagulase-negative staphylococci
The validity of the conclusion that the same strain was reisolated from the patient, indicating its persistent and pathological presence was examined when a number of characterizing systems were applied to a collection of 143 isolates of coagulase-negative staphylococci collected during an outbreak of intravascular catheter-associated sepsis. Expand
Antigenic variation among group A streptococcal M proteins. Nucleotide sequence of the serotype 5 M protein gene and its relationship with genes encoding types 6 and 24 M proteins.
All three M proteins contain conserved hydrophobic and proline-rich sequences at their C-terminal ends, suggestive of a membrane anchor and a peptidoglycan spanning region and suggest that both intergenic and intragenic recombination has occurred during the evolution of distinct M protein serotypes. Expand
Epithelial cell binding of group A streptococci by lipoteichoic acid on fimbriae denuded of M protein
It is apparent that the determinants of streptococcal fimbriae involved in resistance to phagocytosis can be dissociated from those involved in epithelial cell binding. Expand
Antiopsonic activity of fibrinogen bound to M protein on the surface of group A streptococci.
It is concluded that the known antiopsonic effect of M protein derives in part from binding of fibrinogen. Expand
Adherence of group A streptococci to fibronectin on oral epithelial cells
Results suggest that fibronectin on oral epithelial cells serves as a lipoteichoic acid-sensitive receptor for group A streptococci. Expand
Conservation of the D-mannose-adhesion protein among type 1 fimbriated members of the family Enterobacteriaceae
An even broader conservation of this minor adhesion protein extending to other genera and species of type 1 fimbriated Enterobacteriaceae is reported, which may have implications for the development of broadly protective vaccines against Gram-negative bacillary infections in animals and perhaps in man. Expand