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Research Article

Contribution of Coagulases towards Staphylococcus aureus Disease and Protective Immunity

  • Alice G. Cheng,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Molly McAdow,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Hwan K. Kim,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Taeok Bae,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest, Gary, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Dominique M. Missiakas,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Olaf Schneewind mail

    oschnee@bsd.uchicago.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: August 05, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001036

About the Authors

Alice G. Cheng, Molly McAdow, Hwan K. Kim, Dominique M. Missiakas, Olaf Schneewind
Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Taeok Bae
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest, Gary, Indiana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: oschnee@bsd.uchicago.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AGC MM HKK DMM OS. Performed the experiments: AGC MM HKK TB. Analyzed the data: AGC MM HKK DMM OS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TB DMM OS. Wrote the paper: AGC DMM OS.