The role of Staphylococcus aureus surface protein SasG in adherence and biofilm formation.

@article{Corrigan2007TheRO,
  title={The role of Staphylococcus aureus surface protein SasG in adherence and biofilm formation.},
  author={Rebecca M. Corrigan and David Rigby and Pauline S. Handley and T. J. Foster},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={153 Pt 8},
  pages={2435-46}
}
Staphylococcus aureus colonizes the moist squamous epithelium of the anterior nares. One of the adhesins likely to be responsible is the S. aureus surface protein G (SasG), which has sequence similarity with the proteins Pls (plasmin sensitive) of S. aureus and Aap (accumulation associated protein) of Staphylococcus epidermidis. Expression of SasG by a laboratory strain of S. aureus could not be detected by Western immunoblotting. To enable investigation of SasG, the gene was cloned into two… CONTINUE READING