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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Infection and Immunity|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
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