Purification and characterization of the staphylococcal slime- associated antigen and its occurrence among Staphylococcus epidermidis clinical isolates

Lucilla Baldassarri, Gianfranco Donelli, Antonella Gelosia, Maria Cristina Voglino, Andrew W. Simpson, Gordon D. Christensen

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Abstract

The Staphylococcus epidermidis slime-associated antigen (SAA) was purified and characterized. N-Acetyl-glucosamine accounted for 70% of the dry weight of SAA, which was immunolocalized on the ruthenium red-positive material produced by slime-positive strains. A total of 59% of slime- producing S. epidermidis clinical isolates expressed SAA, while the phenotype slime- SAA+ was never recovered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3410-3415
Number of pages6
JournalInfection and Immunity
Volume64
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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    Baldassarri, L., Donelli, G., Gelosia, A., Voglino, M. C., Simpson, A. W., & Christensen, G. D. (1996). Purification and characterization of the staphylococcal slime- associated antigen and its occurrence among Staphylococcus epidermidis clinical isolates. Infection and Immunity, 64(8), 3410-3415.