Surface protein adhesins of Staphylococcus aureus Academic Article uri icon


  • Staphylococcus aureus can colonize the host to initiate infection by adhering to components of the extracellular matrix. Adherence is mediated by surface protein adhesins (MSCRAMMs). Ligand binding by these fibronectin-, fibrinogen- and collagen-binding proteins occurs by distinct mechanisms that are being investigated at the molecular level.

altmetric score

  • 9

author list (cited authors)

  • Foster, T. J., & Höök, M.

citation count

  • 725

publication date

  • December 1998