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Research Article

Induction of the Staphylococcal Proteolytic Cascade by Antimicrobial Fatty Acids in Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

  • Benjamin Arsic,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

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  • Yue Zhu,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

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  • David E. Heinrichs,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, Centre for Human Immunology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

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  • Martin J. McGavin mail

    martin.mcgavin@schulich.uwo.ca

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, Centre for Human Immunology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: September 24, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045952

About the Authors

Benjamin Arsic, Yue Zhu, David E. Heinrichs, Martin J. McGavin
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
David E. Heinrichs, Martin J. McGavin
Centre for Human Immunology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: martin.mcgavin@schulich.uwo.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MJM DEH BA. Performed the experiments: BA YZ. Analyzed the data: MJM DEH BA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MJM DEH BA YZ. Wrote the paper: MJM BA.