Extracellular gelatinase of Enterococcus faecalis destroys a defense system in insect hemolymph and human serum.

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We isolated Enterococcus faecalis from the body fluids of dead larvae of the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella. Extracellular gelatinase (GelE) and serine protease (SprE), both of which are considered putative virulence factors of E. faecalis, were purified from the culture supernatant of E. faecalis. In an attempt to elucidate their virulence… (More)

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@article{Park2007ExtracellularGO, title={Extracellular gelatinase of Enterococcus faecalis destroys a defense system in insect hemolymph and human serum.}, author={Shin Yong Park and Kyoung Mi Kim and Joon ha Lee and Sook Jae Seo and In Hee Lee}, journal={Infection and immunity}, year={2007}, volume={75 4}, pages={1861-9} }