The Staphylococcus aureus RNome and Its Commitment to Virulence

  title={The Staphylococcus aureus RNome and Its Commitment to Virulence},
  author={Brice Felden and François Vandenesch and Philippe Bouloc and Pascale Romby},
  booktitle={PLoS pathogens},
Staphylococcus aureus is a major human pathogen causing a wide spectrum of nosocomial and community-associated infections with high morbidity and mortality. S. aureus generates a large number of virulence factors whose timing and expression levels are precisely tuned by regulatory proteins and RNAs. The aptitude of bacteria to use RNAs to rapidly modify gene expression, including virulence factors in response to stress or environmental changes, and to survive in a host is an evolving concept… CONTINUE READING

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