Identification of factors contributing to T-cell toxicity of Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates.


We examined the ability of 206 clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus to lyse T cells and found differences between Agr groups. We found that the beta and delta hemolysins are involved and that methicillin-resistant S. aureus strains are less toxic than methicillin-susceptible S. aureus strains. 
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.00156-08

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