Staphylococcus colonization of the skin and antimicrobial peptides.

@article{Otto2010StaphylococcusCO,
  title={Staphylococcus colonization of the skin and antimicrobial peptides.},
  author={Michael Otto},
  journal={Expert review of dermatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={183-195}
}
Staphylococci are the most abundant skin-colonizing bacteria and the most important causes of nosocomial infections and community-associated skin infections. Molecular determinants of staphylococcal skin colonization include surface polymers and proteins that promote adhesion and aggregation, and a wide variety of mechanisms to evade acquired and innate host defenses. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) likely play a central role in providing immunity to bacterial colonization on human epithelia… CONTINUE READING

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Staphylococci are the most abundant skin - colonizing bacteria and the most important causes of nosocomial infections and community - associated skin infections .
Staphylococci are the most abundant skin - colonizing bacteria and the most important causes of nosocomial infections and community - associated skin infections .
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