Special Issue "Staphylococcus aureus Toxins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019)
Prof. William R. Schwan
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Department of Microbiology, 1725 State St., La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
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Interests: drug discovery; natural products; drug development; preclinical testing; drug persisters; drug mechanism of action; regulation of Escherichia coli fim genes; uropathogenic E. coli; Staphylococcus aureus gene regulation and pathogenesis
Staphylococcus aureus toxins have a significant role to play in S. aureus pathogenesis. Toxins cause direct damage to the host and some toxins (e.g., enterotoxins and toxic shock syndrome toxin) and elicit a massive pro-inflammatory response that will contribute to indirect damage to the host. Although we know a lot about these S. aureus toxins, we still have a lot to learn about the molecular pathogenesis of them and how the genes that encode the toxins are regulated. This Special Issue will focus on how the toxins play a role in S. aureus pathogenesis, what regulatory mechanisms affect expression of the toxins, and current research tied to the development of toxoid-based vaccines to prevent S. aureus infections.
Prof. William R. Schwan
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Staphylococcus aureus
- mechanism of action