SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

References

  • 1
    Bisno, A.L. & Stevens, D.L. (1996) Streptococcal infections of skin and soft tissues. N Engl J Med 334: 240245.
  • 2
    Caparon, M.G. & Scott, J.R. (1987) Identification of a gene that regulates expression of M protein, the major virulence determinant of group A streptococci. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 84: 86778681.
  • 3
    Chen, C., Borman, N., Cleary, P. (1993) VirR and Mry are homologous trans-acting regulators of M protein and C5a peptidase expression in group A streptococci. Mol Gen Genet 241: 685693.
  • 4
    Courtney, H.S., Bronze, M.S., Dale, J.B., Hasty, D.L. (1994) Analysis of the role of M24 protein in group A streptococcal adhesion and colonization by use of Ω-interposon mutagenesis. Infect Immun 62: 48684873.
  • 5
    Courtney, H.S., Dale, J.B., Hasty, D.L. (1996) Differential effects of the streptococcal fibronectin-binding protein, FBP54, on adhesion of group A streptococci to human buccal cells and HEp-2 tissue culture cells. Infect Immun 64: 24152419.
  • 6
    Courtney, H.S., Dale, J.B., Hasty, D.L., Poirier, T.P. (1992) A 28 kilodalton fibronectin-binding protein from group A streptococci. Curr Microbiol 25: 245250.
  • 7
    Courtney, H.S., Liu, S., Dale, J.B., Hasty, D.L. (1997) Conversion of M serotype 24 of Streptococcus pyogenes to M serotypes 5 and 18: Effect on resistance to phagocytosis and adhesion to host cells. Infect Immun 65: 24722474.
  • 8
    El-Tayeb, S. & Nasr, E. (1977) Serum opacity factor of Staphylococcus epidermidis. Infect Immun 15: 335336.
  • 9
    Engvall, E. & Ruoslahti, E. (1977) Binding of soluble form of fibroblast surface protein, fibronectin, to collagen. J Cancer 20: 115.
  • 10
    Hanski, E. & Caparon, M. (1992) Protein F, a fibronectin-binding protein, is an adhesin of the group A streptococcus Streptococcus pyogenes. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 89: 61726176.
  • 11
    Hasty, D., Courtney, H., Sokurenko, E., Ofek, I. (1994) Bacteria–extracellular matrix interactions. In Fimbriae, Adhesion, Genetics, Biogenesis, and Vaccines. Klemm, P. (ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 197211.
  • 12
    Jaffe, J., Natanson-Sharon, S., Caparon, M., Hanski, E. (1996) Protein F2, a novel fibronectin-binding protein from Streptococcus pyogenes, possesses two binding domains. Mol Microbiol 21: 373384.
  • 13
    Johnson, D.R. & Kaplan, E.L. (1993) A review of the correlation of T-agglutination patterns and M-protein typing and opacity factor production in the identification of group A streptococci. J Med Microbiol 38: 311315.
  • 14
    Kreikemeyer, B., Talay, S., Chhatwal, G.S. (1995) Characterization of a novel fibronectin-binding surface protein in group A streptococci. Mol Microbiol 17: 137145.
  • 15
    Krumwiede, E. (1954) Studies on a lipoproteinase of group A streptococci. J Exp Med 100: 629638.
  • 16
    Lindgren, P., McGavin, M., Signas, C., Guss, B., Gurusiddappa, S., Hook, M., Lindberg, M. (1993) Two different genes encoding for fibronectin-binding proteins from Streptococcus dysgalactiae. Eur J Biochem 214: 819827.
  • 17
    Martinez, O., Rippe, D., Fuller, L., Streitfeld, M. (1978) Purification of the extracellular opacity factor of a strain of group A streptococcus M type 2. J Gen Microbiol 105: 2938.
  • 18
    McLandsborough, L. & Cleary, P. (1995) Insertional inactivation of virR in Streptocococcus pyogenes M49 demonstrates that VirR functions as a positive regulator of ScpA, FcRA, OF, and M protein. FEMS Microbiol Lett 128: 4551.
  • 19
    Pancholi, V. & Fischetti, V. (1992) A major surface protein on group A streptococci is a glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate-dehydrogenase with multiple binding activity. J Exp Med 176: 415426.
  • 20
    Podbielski, A., Peterson, J., Cleary, P. (1992) Surface protein–CAT reporter fusions demonstrate differential gene expression in the vir regulon of Streptococcus pyogenes. Mol Microbiol 6: 22532265.
  • 21
    Podbielski, A., Schnitzler, N., Beyhs, P., Boyle, M. (1996) M-related protein (Mrp) contributes to group A streptococcal resistance to phagocytosis by human granulocytes. Mol Microbiol 19: 429441.
  • 22
    Prentki, P. & Krisch, H.M. (1984) In vitro insertional mutagenesis with a selectable DNA fragment. Gene 29: 303313.
  • 23
    Rakonjac, J., Robbins, J., Fischetti, V. (1995) DNA sequence of the serum opacity factor of group A streptococci: Identification of a fibronectin-binding repeat domain. Infect Immun 63: 622631.
  • 24
    Reed, L. & Muench, H. (1938) A simple method of estimating fifty per cent endpoints. Am J Hyg 27: 493497.
  • 25
    Rehder, C., Johnson, D., Kaplan, E. (1995) Comparison of methods for obtaining serum opacity factor from group A streptococci. J Clin Microbiol 33: 29632967.
  • 26
    Saravani, G. & Martin, D. (1990) Opacity factor from group A streptococci is an apoproteinase. FEMS Microbiol Lett 68: 3540.
  • 27
    Schneewind, O., Mihasylova-Petkov, D., Model, P. (1993) Cell wall sorting signals in surface proteins of Gram-positive bacteria. EMBO J 12: 48034811.
  • 28
    Scott, J.R., Guenthner, P.C., Malone, L.M., Fischetti, V.A. (1986) Conversion of an M group A streptococcus to M+ by transfer of a plasmid containing an M6 gene. J Exp Med 164: 16411651.
  • 29
    Sippel, K., Dulffer-Schneitzer, B., Lammler, C. (1995) Characteristic properties of streptococci of serological group L. Zentralbl Veterinarmed [B] 42: 4250.
  • 30
    Suc, I., Escargueil-Blanc, I., Troly, M., Salvayre, R., Negre-Salvayre, A. (1997) HDL and ApoA prevent cell death of endothelial cells induced by oxidized LDL. Arteriosclerosis Thromb Vasc Biol 17: 21582166.
  • 31
    Talay, S., Valentin-Weigand, P., Jerlstrom, P., Timmis, K., Chhatwal, G. (1993) Fibronectin-binding of Streptococcus pyogenes: Sequence of the binding domain involved in adherence to epithelial cells. Infect Immun 60: 38373844.
  • 32
    Trieu-Cuot, P. & Courvalin, P. (1983) Nucleotide sequence of the Streptococcus faecalis plasmid gene encoding the 3′5′′-aminoglycoside phosphotransferase type III. Gene 23: 331341.
  • 33
    Van Lenten, B., Hama, S., De Beer, F., Stafforini, D., McIntyre, T., Prescott, S., et al (1995) Anti-inflammatory HDL becomes pro-inflammatory during the acute phase response. Loss of protective effect of HDL against LDL oxidation in aortic wall cell cocultures. J Clin Invest 96: 27582767.
  • 34
    Wannamaker, L.W. (1970) Differences between streptococcal infections of the throat and skin. N Engl J Med 282: 2330.
  • 35
    Ward, H.K. & Rudd, G.V. (1938) Studies on haemolytic streptococci from human sources. Aust J Exp Biol Med Sci 16: 181192.
  • 36
    Wessels, M.R., Moses, A.E., Goldberg, J.B., DiCesare, T.J. (1991) Hyaluronic acid capsule is a virulence factor for mucoid group A streptococci. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 88: 83178321.
  • 37
    Widdowson, J., Maxted, W., Grant, D. (1970) The production of opacity in serum by group A streptococci and its relation with the presence of M antigen. J Gen Microbiol 61: 343353.