Staphylococcal cysteine protease staphopain B (SspB) induces rapid engulfment of human neutrophils and monocytes by macrophages.

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Abstract Circulating neutrophils and monocytes constitute the first line of antibacterial defence, which is responsible for the phagocytosis and killing of microorganisms. Previously, we have described that the staphylococcal cysteine proteinase staphopain B (SspB) cleaves CD11b on peripheral blood phagocytes, inducing the rapid development of features of… (More)
DOI: 10.1515/BC.2009.042

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