Lipase, protease, and biofilm as the major virulence factors in staphylococci isolated from acne lesions.

@article{Saising2012LipasePA,
  title={Lipase, protease, and biofilm as the major virulence factors in staphylococci isolated from acne lesions.},
  author={Jongkon Saising and Sudarat Singdam and Metta Ongsakul and Supayang Piyawan Voravuthikunchai},
  journal={Bioscience trends},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={160-4}
}
Staphylococci involve infections in association with a number of bacterial virulence factors. Extracellular enzymes play an important role in staphylococcal pathogenesis. In addition, biofilm is known to be associated with their virulence. In this study, 149 staphylococcal isolates from acne lesions were investigated for their virulence factors including lipase, protease, and biofilm formation. Coagulase-negative staphylococci were demonstrated to present lipase and protease activities more… CONTINUE READING