Carotenoid-Related Alteration of Cell Membrane Fluidity Impacts Staphylococcus aureus Susceptibility to Host Defense Peptides▿

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Mishra, Nagendra N.; Liu, George Y.; Yeaman, Michael R.; Nast, Cynthia C.; Proctor, Richard A.; McKinnell, James; Bayer, Arnold S.;

Carotenoid pigments of Staphylococcus aureus provide integrity to its cell membrane (CM) and limit oxidative host defense mechanisms. However, the role of carotenoids in staphylococcal resistance to nonoxidative host defenses has not been characterized. The current stud... View more
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