Enterococcal surface protein Esp is not essential for cell adhesion and intestinal colonization of Enterococcus faecium in mice

@inproceedings{Heikens2008EnterococcalSP,
  title={Enterococcal surface protein Esp is not essential for cell adhesion and intestinal colonization of Enterococcus faecium in mice},
  author={Esther Heikens and Masja Leendertse and Lucas M. Wijnands and Miranda van Luit-Asbroek and Marc J. M. Bonten and Tom van der Poll and Rob J. L. Willems},
  booktitle={BMC Microbiology},
  year={2008}
}
Enterococcus faecium has globally emerged as a cause of hospital-acquired infections with high colonization rates in hospitalized patients. The enterococcal surface protein Esp, identified as a potential virulence factor, is specifically linked to nosocomial clonal lineages that are genetically distinct from indigenous E. faecium strains. To investigate… CONTINUE READING