Bacterial Capsules

Known as: Bacterial Capsule, Capsule, Bacterial, Capsules, Bacterial 
An envelope of loose gel surrounding a bacterial cell which is associated with the virulence of pathogenic bacteria. Some capsules have a well… (More)
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2013
2013
Many pathogenic bacteria encase themselves in a polysaccharide capsule that provides a barrier to the physical and immunological… (More)
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2013
2013
Capsular polysaccharides (CPSs) are high-molecular-mass cell-surface polysaccharides, that act as important virulence factors for… (More)
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2011
2011
Patients without a spleen are susceptible for overwhelming sepsis with Streptococcus pneumoniae. We investigated the relative… (More)
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2008
Highly Cited
2008
Antimicrobial peptides (APs) are important host weapons against infections. Nearly all APs are cationic and their microbicidal… (More)
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2008
2008
Bacteria can possess an outermost assembly of polysaccharide molecules, a capsule, which is attached to their cell wall. We have… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
The innate immune system plays a critical role in the defense of areas exposed to microorganisms. There is an increasing body of… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
Studies of B cell antigen receptors (BCRs) expressed by leukemic lymphocytes from patients with B cell chronic lymphocytic… (More)
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1997
1997
Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus 109J attached to both capsulated and non-capsulated Escherichia coli K29 cells. Electron microscopy… (More)
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1989
Highly Cited
1989
Sialylation of bacterial capsules has been proposed as an important virulence factor for several species of encapsulated… (More)
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1977
1977
Many investigations have reported the effects of heavy metals on pure cultures of bacteria (14, 21, 30), algae (3, 22, 25), and… (More)
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