Receptor-mediated endocytosis of biofilm-forming Enterococcus faecalis by rat peritoneal macrophages.

  title={Receptor-mediated endocytosis of biofilm-forming Enterococcus faecalis by rat peritoneal macrophages.},
  author={Lucilla Baldassarri and Lucia Bertuccini and Maria Grazia Ammendolia and Pierluigi Cocconcelli and Carla Renata Arciola and Lucio Montanaro and Roberta Creti and G. Orefici},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  volume={119 Suppl},
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Enterococci are important nosocomial pathogens that are increasingly difficult to treat due to intrinsic and acquired resistance to antibiotics. Studies were taken up to identify virulence factors and to characterise pathogenic mechanisms of such infections to evaluate potential targets for treatments alternative to antibiotic therapy. This study was carried out to evaluate the contribution of extracellular polysaccharide expressed by Enterococcus faecalis to resistance… CONTINUE READING


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