Gelatinase contributes to the pathogenesis of endocarditis caused by Enterococcus faecalis.

@article{Thurlow2010GelatinaseCT,
  title={Gelatinase contributes to the pathogenesis of endocarditis caused by Enterococcus faecalis.},
  author={Lance R Thurlow and Vinai Chittezham Thomas and S. Prasanth Narayanan and Sally Olson and Sherry D. Fleming and Lynn Ernest Hancock},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2010},
  volume={78 11},
  pages={4936-43}
}
The Gram-positive pathogen Enterococcus faecalis is a leading agent of nosocomial infections, including urinary tract infections, surgical site infections, and bacteremia. Among the infections caused by E. faecalis, endocarditis remains a serious clinical manifestation and unique in that it is commonly acquired in a community setting. Infective endocarditis is a complex disease, with many host and microbial components contributing to the formation of bacterial biofilm-like vegetations on the… CONTINUE READING