Ultrastructural organization and regulation of a biomaterial adhesin of Staphylococcus epidermidis.

@article{Veenstra1996UltrastructuralOA,
  title={Ultrastructural organization and regulation of a biomaterial adhesin of Staphylococcus epidermidis.},
  author={Gert Jan C. Veenstra and Fons F. M. Cremers and Hans van Dijk and Andr{\'e} Fleer},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1996},
  volume={178 2},
  pages={537-41}
}
Coagulase-negative staphylococci have emerged as important pathogens in infections associated with intravascular devices. Microbial adherence to biomaterial surfaces is a crucial step in the pathogenesis of these infections. Staphylococcal surface proteins (herein referred to as SSP-1 and SSP-2) are involved in the attachment of Staphylococcus epidermidis 354 to polystyrene. In the present study we show that the adhesin protrudes from the cell surface as a fimbria-like polymer. Furthermore, in… CONTINUE READING

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