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Research Article

The Staphylococcus aureus Response to Unsaturated Long Chain Free Fatty Acids: Survival Mechanisms and Virulence Implications

  • John G. Kenny,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Deborah Ward,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Elisabet Josefsson,

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden

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  • Ing-Marie Jonsson,

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden

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  • Jason Hinds,

    Affiliation: Division of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, St George's, University of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Huw H. Rees,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Jodi A. Lindsay,

    Affiliation: Division of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, St George's, University of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Andrej Tarkowski,

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden

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  • Malcolm J. Horsburgh mail

    M.J.Horsburgh@Liverpool.ac.uk

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Published: February 02, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004344

About the Authors

John G. Kenny, Deborah Ward, Huw H. Rees, Malcolm J. Horsburgh
School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Elisabet Josefsson, Ing-Marie Jonsson, Andrej Tarkowski
Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden
Jason Hinds, Jodi A. Lindsay
Division of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, St George's, University of London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: M.J.Horsburgh@Liverpool.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JGK DW EJ AT MJH. Performed the experiments: JGK DW EJ IMJ MJH. Analyzed the data: JGK DW EJ IMJ JH MJH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JL. Wrote the paper: JGK DW HR MJH.