Extracellular adherence protein (Eap) from Staphylococcus aureus does not function as a superantigen.

@article{Haggar2010ExtracellularAP,
  title={Extracellular adherence protein (Eap) from Staphylococcus aureus does not function as a superantigen.},
  author={Axana Haggar and J-I Flock and Anna Norrby-Teglund},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 8},
  pages={1155-8}
}
Extracellular adherence protein (Eap) from Staphylococcus aureus has been reported to have strong anti-inflammatory properties, which make Eap a potential anti-inflammatory agent. However, Eap has also been demonstrated to trigger T-cell activation and to share structural homology with superantigens. In this study, we focused on whether Eap fulfilled the… CONTINUE READING