Role of enterococcal cell wall polysaccharide structure in resistance to killing by neutrophils

S.T. Geiß, P. Sanchez-Carballo, C. Theilacker, O. Holst & J. Hübner
Enterococci are a major cause of urinary tract infections, endocarditis and bacteriaemia. As many Streptococcus spp., Enterococcus faecalis expresses a complex carbohydrate known as the cell wall polysaccharide or type antigen. The cell wall polysaccharide is known to be involved in epithelial translocation,[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]