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Research Article

Membrane Damage Elicits an Immunomodulatory Program in Staphylococcus aureus

  • Ahmed S. Attia,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

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  • Meredith A. Benson,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Devin L. Stauff,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Victor J. Torres,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Eric P. Skaar mail

    eric.skaar@vanderbilt.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Published: March 12, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000802

About the Authors

Ahmed S. Attia, Devin L. Stauff, Eric P. Skaar
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
Ahmed S. Attia
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Meredith A. Benson, Victor J. Torres
Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: eric.skaar@vanderbilt.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ASA DLS VJT EPS. Performed the experiments: ASA MAB VJT. Analyzed the data: ASA MAB VJT EPS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ASA MAB DLS EPS. Wrote the paper: ASA EPS.