Evasion of Neutrophil Killing by Staphylococcus aureus
AbstractStaphylococcus aureus causes many types of infections, ranging from self-resolving skin infections to severe or fatal pneumonia. Human innate immune cells, called polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs or neutrophils), are essential for defense against S. aureus infections. Neutrophils are the most prominent cell type of the innate immune system and are capable of producing non-specific antimicrobial molecules that are effective at eliminating bacteria. Although significant progress has been made over the past few decades, our knowledge of S. aureus-host innate immune system interactions is incomplete. Most notably, S. aureus has the capacity to produce numerous molecules that are directed to protect the bacterium from neutrophils. Here we review in brief the role played by neutrophils in defense against S. aureus infection, and correspondingly, highlight selected S. aureus molecules that target key neutrophil functions. View Full-Text
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McGuinness, W.A.; Kobayashi, S.D.; DeLeo, F.R. Evasion of Neutrophil Killing by Staphylococcus aureus. Pathogens 2016, 5, 32.
McGuinness WA, Kobayashi SD, DeLeo FR. Evasion of Neutrophil Killing by Staphylococcus aureus. Pathogens. 2016; 5(1):32.Chicago/Turabian Style
McGuinness, Will A.; Kobayashi, Scott D.; DeLeo, Frank R. 2016. "Evasion of Neutrophil Killing by Staphylococcus aureus." Pathogens 5, no. 1: 32.
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