leukocidin


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leukocidin

[‚lü·kə′sīd·ən]
(biochemistry)
A toxic substance released by certain bacteria which destroys leukocytes.
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Novel multiplex PCR assay for detection of the staphylococcal virulence marker Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes and simultaneous discrimination of methicillin-susceptible from-resistant staphylococci.
Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Panton-valentine leukocidin positive Staphylococcus aureus clones disseminating in Tunisian hospitals and in the community.
aureus isolates that originate from human and animal is PVL (lukS-PV ve lukF-PV) leukocidin (Lina et al.
Characteristics of 56 Staphylococcus aureus isolates recovered from bovine mastitis cases Strains Type mastitis Spa Sequence Number case of isolation typing type 102 clinical t 007 2598 106 subclinical t 267 97 111 subclinical t 021 39 110 subclinical t 021 243 138 clinical t 267 97 143 clinical t 267 97 145 subclinical t 021 243 133 clinical t 007 39 Strains PVL MSSA Year of Number positive isolation 102 + + 2012 106 - + 2012 111 - + 2011 110 - + 2012 138 + + 2012 143 - + 2011 145 - + 2011 133 - + 2011 PVL: Planton-Valentino Leukocidin, MSSA: Methicillin sensible Staphylococcus aureus +: Characteristics positives -: Characteristics negatives
Panton-Valentine leukocidin and staphylococcal skin infections in school children.
Contribution of Panton-Valentine leukocidin in community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis.
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying Panton-Valentin leukocidin genes: worldwide emergence.
Panton-valentine leukocidin and gamma-hemolysin from Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 49775 are encoded by distinct genetic loci and have different biological activities.
The watchdog encouraged better reporting of cases of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) after it was linked to several deaths in the UK.
On the other hand, staphylococcal skin infections located on the torso are three times more likely to be Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) negative than PVL positive, Dr.
The researchers also examine the role of Panton-Valentine leukocidin as a virulence factor in MRSA, S.
Community-acquired meticilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: the role of Panton-Valentine leukocidin.