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Research Article

Staphylococcus epidermidis Strategies to Avoid Killing by Human Neutrophils

  • Gordon Y. C. Cheung,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Kevin Rigby,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Rong Wang,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

    Current address: Meat Safety and Quality Research Unit, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Shu Y. Queck,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

    Current address: Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore

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  • Kevin R. Braughton,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Adeline R. Whitney,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Martin Teintze,

    Affiliation: Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • Frank R. DeLeo,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Michael Otto mail

    motto@niaid.nih.gov

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: October 07, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001133

About the Authors

Gordon Y. C. Cheung, Michael Otto
Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Kevin Rigby, Rong Wang, Shu Y. Queck, Kevin R. Braughton, Adeline R. Whitney, Frank R. DeLeo
Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America
Martin Teintze
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: motto@niaid.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FRD MO. Performed the experiments: GYCC KR RW SYQ KRB ARW MO. Analyzed the data: GYCC KR RW SYQ MT FRD MO. Wrote the paper: MO.