Chemotaxigenesis by encapsulated Staphylococcus aureus M

D. J. Schmeling, P. K. Peterson, I. M. Barr, Y. Kim, P. G. Quie

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Although encapsulated Staphylococcus aureus M is not opsonized by normal human serum, as a chemotaxigen this organism behaved similarly to an unencapsulated variant strain. For optimal chemotaxigenesis, an intact classical complement pathway was required, and C5a appeared to be the major chemotaxin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)700-703
Number of pages4
JournalInfection and immunity
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1980


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