Michelle L. Mendonca

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Streptococcus intermedius, S. constellatus, and S. anginosus comprise the Streptococcus Milleri/Anginosus group (SMG). They are facultative anaerobic bacteria that asymptomatically colonize the upper respiratory, gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts. They are also common pathogens in pyogenic invasive infections, as well as pulmonary and urinary tract(More)
The Streptococcus Invasion Locus (Sil) was first described in Streptococcus pyogenes and Streptococcus pneumoniae, where it has been implicated in virulence. The two-component peptide signaling system consists of the SilA response regulator and SilB histidine kinase along with the SilCR signaling peptide and SilD/E export/processing proteins. The presence(More)
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