Silvie Hansenová Maňásková

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Micro-evolutionary analysis of 70 ST398 isolates by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) using Cfr9I revealed three sub-clones with abundant inter- and intra-sub-clone heterogeneity in spa- and SCCmec-types. In addition, we developed two specific PCRs for the detection of Staphylococcus aureus sequence type 398 (ST 398) isolates with 100% specificity and(More)
The surface characterization of Staphylococcus aureus is currently labor intensive and time consuming. Therefore, we developed a novel method for the rapid yet comprehensive characterization of S. aureus cell-surface-associated proteins and carbohydrates, based on a competitive Luminex assay. In this assay, various S. aureus bacteria or culture supernatant(More)
The endogenous Staphylococcus aureus sortase A (SrtA) transpeptidase covalently anchors cell wall-anchored (CWA) proteins equipped with a specific recognition motif (LPXTG) into the peptidoglycan layer of the staphylococcal cell wall. Previous in situ experiments have shown that SrtA is also able to incorporate exogenous, fluorescently labelled, synthetic(More)
The majority of Staphylococcus aureus virulence- and colonization-associated surface proteins contain a pentapeptide recognition motif (LPXTG). This motif can be recognized and cleaved by sortase A (SrtA) which is a membrane-bound transpeptidase. After cleavage these proteins are covalently incorporated into the peptidoglycan. Therefore, SrtA plays a key(More)
The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a major public health threat, and therefore novel antimicrobial targets and strategies are urgently needed. In this regard, cell-wall-associated proteases are envisaged as interesting antimicrobial targets due to their role in cell wall remodeling. Here, we describe the discovery and characteristics of a(More)
Backbone cyclization has a profound impact on the biological activity and thermal and proteolytic stability of proteins and peptides. Chemical methods for cyclization are not always feasible, especially for large peptides or proteins. Recombinant Staphylococcus aureus sortase A shows potential as a new tool for the cyclization of both proteins and peptides.(More)
Multiplex bead-based flow cytometry is an attractive way for simultaneous, rapid and cost-effective analysis of multiple analytes in a single sample. Previously, we developed various bead-based assays using non-magnetic beads coated with Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae antigens for the detection of antibodies. Here, we compared the(More)
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