Expression of virulence factors by Staphylococcus aureus grown in serum.

  title={Expression of virulence factors by Staphylococcus aureus grown in serum.},
  author={Yuichi Oogai and Miki Y. Matsuo and Masahito Hashimoto and Fuminori Kato and Motoyuki Sugai and Hitoshi Komatsuzawa},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={77 22},
Staphylococcus aureus produces many virulence factors, including toxins, immune-modulatory factors, and exoenzymes. Previous studies involving the analysis of virulence expression were mainly performed by in vitro experiments using bacterial medium. However, when S. aureus infects a host, the bacterial growth conditions are quite different from those in a… CONTINUE READING



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