Phenol-soluble modulins of Staphylococcus aureus lure neutrophils into battle
Clarke, S. R. (2010) Phenol-soluble modulins of Staphylococcus aureus lure neutrophils into battle. Cell Host and Microbe, 7 (6). pp. 423-424. ISSN 1931-3128
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Epidemics of community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus are caused by strains producing high concentrations of phenol-soluble modulins (PSMs). How neutrophils sense PSMs is revealed in this issue of Cell Host & Microbe. Such interactions are key to infection outcome and may be the basis for development of new treatment strategies.