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Staph virulence factors and their activity

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cwattson's version from 2016-02-07 23:11

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Question Answer
CoagulaseFibrin shields from phagocytes
Fibronectin-binding proteinsAdhesin, colonization of wound
HemolysinsDamage cell membranes, necrosis
LeucocidinsCytolysis of leucocytes
DNAse, lipase, elastase, hyaluronidaseHost tissue penetration
Protein ABind Fc portion of immunoglobulins
EnterotoxinsDiarrhea
Toxic shock syndrome toxinSuperantigen, shock
Biofilm (polysaccharide)Shielding from host defenses
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