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Research Article

Phosphorylcholine Allows for Evasion of Bactericidal Antibody by Haemophilus influenzae

  • Sarah E. Clark,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Julian Snow,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Jianjun Li,

    Affiliation: Institute for Biological Sciences, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Tracey A. Zola,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey N. Weiser mail

    weiser@mail.med.upenn.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: March 01, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002521

About the Authors

Sarah E. Clark, Tracey A. Zola, Jeffrey N. Weiser
Department of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Julian Snow
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Jianjun Li
Institute for Biological Sciences, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: weiser@mail.med.upenn.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SEC JS TAZ JNW. Performed the experiments: SEC JL. Analyzed the data: SEC JS JL JNW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JNW. Wrote the paper: SEC JNW.