The prevalence of genes encoding leukocidins in Staphylococcus aureus strains resistant and sensitive to methicillin isolated from burn patients in Taleghani Hospital, Ahvaz, Iran.

@article{Khosravi2012ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of genes encoding leukocidins in Staphylococcus aureus strains resistant and sensitive to methicillin isolated from burn patients in Taleghani Hospital, Ahvaz, Iran.},
  author={Azar Dokht Khosravi and Hajar Hoveizavi and Zahra Farshadzadeh},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={247-51}
}
BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus has been recognized as an important human pathogen and is the major cause of nosocomial infections. Various strains of S. aureus produce bicomponent toxins such as LukE/D, and PVL. The toxins subunits bind to leukocyte cell membrane inducing trans-membrane pore formation and subsequent cell lysis. PVL is an example of these toxins and causes leukocyte destruction and tissue necrosis. It seems that S. aureus strains comprising LukE/D and PVL genes are more… CONTINUE READING
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