Chitosan Malate Inhibits Growth and Exotoxin Production of Toxic Shock Syndrome-Inducing Staphylococcus aureus Strains and Group A Streptococci

@article{Schlievert2007ChitosanMI,
  title={Chitosan Malate Inhibits Growth and Exotoxin Production of Toxic Shock Syndrome-Inducing Staphylococcus aureus Strains and Group A Streptococci},
  author={Patrick M. Schlievert},
  journal={Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={51},
  pages={3056 - 3062}
}
  • P. Schlievert
  • Published 18 June 2007
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
ABSTRACT Previously, it has been shown that the polysaccharide chitosan inhibits the growth of gram-positive bacteria. In this study, chitosan malate was evaluated in broth and thin-film cultures for its effect on the growth and exotoxin production of toxic shock syndrome (TSS)-inducing Staphylococcus aureus (five strains, three producing TSS toxin 1 and one each producing enterotoxin B or C) and group A streptococci (three strains producing streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin A). Also, the… 
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