Complement activation influences Staphylococcus aureus adherence to endothelial cells.

Abstract

The ability of Staphylococcus aureus to adhere to endothelial cells (EC) is a critical step in the development of metastatic infection. The role of complement in S. aureus binding to EC remains uninvestigated. Log-phase S. aureus, expressing minimal capsule, was incubated with serum under various conditions, washed, and then incubated at 37 degrees C for 30… (More)

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@article{Cunnion2003ComplementAI, title={Complement activation influences Staphylococcus aureus adherence to endothelial cells.}, author={Kenji M Cunnion and M M Frank}, journal={Infection and immunity}, year={2003}, volume={71 3}, pages={1321-7} }