Pneumococcal modification of host sugars: a major contributor to colonization of the human airway?

@article{King2010PneumococcalMO,
  title={Pneumococcal modification of host sugars: a major contributor to colonization of the human airway?},
  author={Samantha J King},
  journal={Molecular oral microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={15-24}
}
Streptococcus pneumoniae colonization of the human airway is an essential precursor for disease; however, the mechanisms by which the bacterium establishes and maintains colonization are poorly understood. It is becoming increasingly clear that S. pneumoniae expresses glycosidases that can modify many glycan structures present in the human airway, including N-linked glycans, O-linked glycans, and glycosaminoglycans. Many of these glycosidases have been shown to contribute to in vivo… CONTINUE READING

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