Answer to Question #193907 in Microbiology for Mhlanga Gracious

Question #193907

Describe the enterotoxins, endotoxins and staphylokinase and coagulase enzymes produced by staphylococci and the role they play in disease: 


1
Expert's answer
2021-05-19T10:19:52-0400

S. aureus expresses many potential virulence factors: (1) surface proteins that promote colonization of host tissues; (2) invasins that promote bacterial spread in tissues (leukocidinkinaseshyaluronidase); (3) surface factors that inhibit phagocytic engulfment (capsuleProtein A); (4) biochemical properties that enhance their survival in phagocytes (carotenoidscatalase production); (5) immunological disguises (Protein Acoagulase); (6) membrane-damaging toxins that lyse eucaryotic cell membranes (hemolysinsleukotoxinleukocidin; (7) exotoxins that damage host tissues or otherwise provoke symptoms of disease (SEA-GTSSTET); and (8) inherent and acquired resistance to antimicrobial agents.


Need a fast expert's response?

Submit order

and get a quick answer at the best price

for any assignment or question with DETAILED EXPLANATIONS!

Comments

No comments. Be the first!

Leave a comment

Ask Your question

LATEST TUTORIALS
New on Blog
APPROVED BY CLIENTS