An extracellular Staphylococcus epidermidis polysaccharide: relation to Polysaccharide Intercellular Adhesin and its implication in phagocytosis Full Text
BMC Microbiology, 05/18/2012
Spiliopoulou AI et al. – In conclusion, icaADBC is not involved in 20–kDaPS synthesis, while the chemical and chromatographic properties of PIA and 20–kDaPS are distinct. 20–kDaPS exhibits antiphagocytic properties, whereas, 20–kDaPS antiserum may have a beneficial effect on combating infection by 20–kDaPS–producing S. epidermidis.