Staphylococcus epidermidis-fibronectin binding and its inhibition by heparin.

  title={Staphylococcus epidermidis-fibronectin binding and its inhibition by heparin.},
  author={Carla Renata Arciola and Yasser Bustanji and Matteo Conti and Davide Campoccia and Lucilla Baldassarri and Bruno Samor{\`i} and Lucio Montanaro},
  volume={24 18},
Staphylococcus epidermidis is able to adhere onto biomaterials and to cause implant infections. Recently, host matrix proteins, which in vivo cover the implants, have been indicated as substrates for adhesion by specific bacterial adhesins. Here, the binding of S. epidermidis to fibronectin, a main protein of the extracellular matrix, and the effect of heparin on this interaction were studied by dynamic force spectroscopy (DFS). Novelties are that S. epidermidis strains analysed by DFS were… CONTINUE READING

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