Crossed Wires: Interspecies Interference Blocks Pathogen Colonization.

Lopez CA, Skaar EP
Cell Host Microbe. 2017 22 (6): 721-723

PMID: 29241035 · DOI:10.1016/j.chom.2017.11.016

Commensal bacteria protect against invading pathogens using many strategies. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Paharik et al. (2017) find that a commensal blocks Staphylococcus aureus colonization by producing a signal to shut down virulence.

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Humans Staphylococcal Infections Staphylococcus aureus Symbiosis Virulence Virulence Factors

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