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2010 | 57 | 1 | 135-138
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Lack of correlation between X region spa polymorphism and virulence of methicillin resistant and methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus strains

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Staphylococcus aureus is an etiological factor of severe infections in both hospital and ambulatory environments. As methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains spread quickly across healthcare centers resulting in life-threatening infections with increased mortality, they are considered more virulent than MSSA strains. Protein A, encoded by the spa gene, is one of the virulence factors involved in the staphylococcal pathogenesis. It has been suggested that the number of 24-bp tandem repeat units along the X region of the spa gene correlates with the virulence level of the strains. The current work analyzed the relationships between the virulence of MRSA and MSSA strains with region X polymorphism. No obvious correlation was observed.
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135-138
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2010
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2009-12-15
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2010-03-16
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2010-03-19
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2010-03-22
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  • Department of Clinical Bacteriology in Provincial Hospital, Koszalin, Poland
  • Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics, Department of Biotechnology, Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Gdańsk and Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland
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  • Department of Food Chemistry, Technology and Biotechnology, Chemistry Faculty, Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdańsk, Poland
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