Determining the presence of superantigens in coagulase negative staphylococci from humans

Christopher S. Stach, Bao G. Vu, Patrick M. Schlievert

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Abstract

Superantigens (SAgs) are important virulence factors in S. aureus. Recent studies identified their presence in animal coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS). The emergence of human-associated SAg+ CNS would mark a prodigious shift in virulence capabilities. We examined CNS isolates from healthy human nares and diseased individuals, and determined that no known SAgs were present.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere0143341
JournalPloS one
Volume10
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

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