Lysis of Staphylococcus aureus cell walls by a soluble staphylococcal enzyme.

  title={Lysis of Staphylococcus aureus cell walls by a soluble staphylococcal enzyme.},
  author={Edward Huff and C S Silverman},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={95 1},
Enzyme preparations of Staphylococcus aureus were examined for their ability to solubilize (32)P-labeled cell walls of the parent organism. Enzymatic activity was observed in the growth medium, in soluble fractions, and associated with native cell walls. Enzyme associated with isolated cell walls could be inactivated with formaldehyde without reducing the susceptibility of the walls to the action of added enzyme. When cells are frozen and thawed, 50 to 75% of the intracellular enzyme is… CONTINUE READING
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