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Relationship between Expression of the Family of M Proteins and Lipoteichoic Acid to Hydrophobicity and Biofilm Formation in Streptococcus pyogenes

  • Harry S. Courtney mail,

    hcourtney@utmem.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Itzhak Ofek,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Thomas Penfound,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Victor Nizet,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Morgan A. Pence,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Bernd Kreikemeyer,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene, Hospital of Rostock University, Rostock, Germany

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  • Andreas Podbielbski,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene, Hospital of Rostock University, Rostock, Germany

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  • David L. Hasty,

    Affiliations: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • James B. Dale

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America, Department of Molecular Sciences, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Published: January 09, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004166

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The real function for M proteins?

Posted by collinm on 09 Mar 2009 at 15:39 GMT