The Streptococcus sanguinis competence regulon is not required for infective endocarditis virulence in a rabbit model.
Jill E Callahan
Cindy L Munro
- Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
(issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
Microbial Pathogens | Oral Medicine | Cardiovascular System | Gram Positive | Research Article | Biology | Bacterial Physiology | Dentistry | Infectious Diseases | Microbiology | Medicine | Bacterial Pathogens | Cardiovascular | Anatomy and Physiology | Streptococci | Bacterial Diseases | Pathogenesis | Q | Bacteriology | R | Microbial Physiology | Science | Streptococcal Infections | Acute Cardiovascular Problems
Streptococcus sanguinis is an important component of dental plaque and a leading cause of infective endocarditis. Genetic competence in S. sanguinis requires a quorum sensing system encoded by the early comCDE genes, as well as late genes controlled by the alternative s...