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Wall Teichoic Acids of Staphylococcus aureus Limit Recognition by the Drosophila Peptidoglycan Recognition Protein-SA to Promote Pathogenicity

  • Magda L. Atilano equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Magda L. Atilano, James Yates, Marcus Glittenberg

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Bacterial Cell Surfaces and Pathogenesis, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica/Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Oeiras, Portugal

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  • James Yates equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Magda L. Atilano, James Yates, Marcus Glittenberg

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Bacterial Cell Surfaces and Pathogenesis, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica/Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Oeiras, Portugal

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  • Marcus Glittenberg equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Magda L. Atilano, James Yates, Marcus Glittenberg

    Affiliation: Genes and Development Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Sergio R. Filipe mail,

    sfilipe@itqb.unl.pt (SF); petros.ligoxygakis@bioch.ox.ac.uk (PL)

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Bacterial Cell Surfaces and Pathogenesis, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica/Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Oeiras, Portugal

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Petros Ligoxygakis mail

    sfilipe@itqb.unl.pt (SF); petros.ligoxygakis@bioch.ox.ac.uk (PL)

    Affiliation: Genes and Development Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Published: December 01, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002421

About the Authors

Magda L. Atilano, James Yates, Sergio R. Filipe
Laboratory of Bacterial Cell Surfaces and Pathogenesis, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica/Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Oeiras, Portugal
Marcus Glittenberg, Petros Ligoxygakis
Genes and Development Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SRF PL MLA JY MG. Performed the experiments: MLA JY MG. Analyzed the data: MLA MG JY SRF PL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MLA JY SRF. Wrote the paper: PL SRF MLA MG.