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Research Article

Hemoglobin Promotes Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Colonization

  • Melissa Pynnonen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Melissa Pynnonen, Rachel E. Stephenson

    Affiliation: Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Rachel E. Stephenson equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Melissa Pynnonen, Rachel E. Stephenson

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Kelly Schwartz,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Margarita Hernandez,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Blaise R. Boles mail

    brboles@umich.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Published: July 07, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002104

About the Authors

Melissa Pynnonen
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Rachel E. Stephenson, Kelly Schwartz, Margarita Hernandez, Blaise R. Boles
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: brboles@umich.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MP RES BRB. Performed the experiments: MP RES MH KS BRB. Analyzed the data: RES MH KS BRB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MP RES MH KS BRB. Wrote the paper: MP BRB.