Immune evasion by staphylococci

@article{Foster2005ImmuneEB,
  title={Immune evasion by staphylococci},
  author={Timothy J. Foster},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={948-958}
}
  • T. Foster
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
Staphylococcus aureus can cause superficial skin infections and, occasionally, deep-seated infections that entail spread through the blood stream. The organism expresses several factors that compromise the effectiveness of neutrophils and macrophages, the first line of defence against infection. S. aureus secretes proteins that inhibit complement activation and neutrophil chemotaxis or that lyse neutrophils, neutralizes antimicrobial defensin peptides, and its cell surface is modified to reduce… Expand
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