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Research Article

RNase 7 Contributes to the Cutaneous Defense against Enterococcus faecium

  • Bente Köten equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Bente Köten, Maren Simanski

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany

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  • Maren Simanski equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Bente Köten, Maren Simanski

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany

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  • Regine Gläser,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany

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  • Rainer Podschun,

    Affiliation: Institute for Infection Medicine, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany

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  • Jens-Michael Schröder,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany

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  • Jürgen Harder mail

    jharder@dermatology.uni-kiel.de

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany

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  • Published: July 29, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006424

About the Authors

Bente Köten, Maren Simanski, Regine Gläser, Jens-Michael Schröder, Jürgen Harder
Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Rainer Podschun
Institute for Infection Medicine, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: jharder@dermatology.uni-kiel.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BK MS RG RP JMS JH. Performed the experiments: BK MS RG. Analyzed the data: BK MS RG RP JMS JH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JMS JH. Wrote the paper: JH.