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Specific serum Ig recognizing staphylococcal wall teichoic acid induces complement-mediated opsonophagocytosis against Staphylococcus aureus.
In addition, SA has been reported to inhibit the production of teichoic acid and slime-associated proteins in wild and polysaccharide/adhesins-deficient mutant strains of Staphylococcus epidermidis [16].
(a) Interaction between teichoic acid and paclitaxel.
Tanaka et al., "Comparison of components and synthesis genes of cell wall teichoic acid among Lactobacillus plantarum strains," Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, vol.
Antistreptolysin O titer was less than 200 todd units, and teichoic acid antibody was negative.
In bacteria, the electronegative charge of the cell wall is due to lipopolysaccharides in Gram-negative bacteria and teichoic acid in Gram-positive organisms.
Scientists at Merck Research Laboratories searched for molecules that interfered with the genes responsible for that building block, called wall teichoic acid.
aureus and MRSA, is of a single layer, mainly consisting of a peptidoglycan chain of polysaccharide, teichoic acid, and phosphated sugar [34].