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Group A Streptococcus Secreted Esterase Hydrolyzes Platelet-Activating Factor to Impede Neutrophil Recruitment and Facilitate Innate Immune Evasion

  • Mengyao Liu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Mengyao Liu, Hui Zhu

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • Hui Zhu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Mengyao Liu, Hui Zhu

    Affiliations: Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America, Department of Physiology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, People's Republic of China

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  • Jinquan Li,

    Affiliations: Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, People's Republic of China

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  • Cristiana C. Garcia,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Immunopharmacology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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  • Wenchao Feng,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • Liliya N. Kirpotina,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • Jonathan Hilmer,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • Luciana P. Tavares,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Immunopharmacology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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  • Arthur W. Layton,

    Affiliation: Montana Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • Mark T. Quinn,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • Brian Bothner,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • Mauro M. Teixeira,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Immunopharmacology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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  • Benfang Lei mail

    blei@montana.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • Published: April 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002624

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