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Research Article

Sap Transporter Mediated Import and Subsequent Degradation of Antimicrobial Peptides in Haemophilus

  • Catherine L. Shelton,

    Affiliation: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Forrest K. Raffel,

    Affiliation: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Wandy L. Beatty,

    Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Sara M. Johnson,

    Affiliation: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Kevin M. Mason mail

    Kevin.Mason@nationwidechildrens.org

    Affiliations: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: November 03, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002360

About the Authors

Catherine L. Shelton, Forrest K. Raffel, Sara M. Johnson, Kevin M. Mason
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
Wandy L. Beatty
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Kevin M. Mason
The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Kevin.Mason@nationwidechildrens.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KMM CLS FKR WLB . Performed the experiments: KMM CLS FKR WLB SMJ. Analyzed the data: KMM CLS FKR WLB . Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WLB. Wrote the paper: KMM CLS.