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Research Article

Preventing Staphylococcus aureus Sepsis through the Inhibition of Its Agglutination in Blood

  • Molly McAdow,

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

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  • Hwan Keun Kim,

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

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  • Andrea C. DeDent,

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

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  • Antoni P. A. Hendrickx,

    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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  • Dominique M. Missiakas

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

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  • Published: October 20, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002307

About the Authors

Molly McAdow, Hwan Keun Kim, Andrea C. DeDent, Antoni P. A. Hendrickx, Olaf Schneewind, Dominique M. Missiakas
Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: oschnee@bsd.uchicago.edu

Competing Interests

The authors declare a conflict of interests as inventors of patent applications that are related to the development of Staphylococcus aureus vaccines and are currently under commercial license.

Author Contributions

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