Staphylococcus aureus SCVs use intracellular persistence in human macrophages as a strategy to evade the innate immune response

V. Mysore, L. Tuchscherr, B. Löffler, J. Roth & D. Holzinger
Background:S. aureus is able to invade and survive in non-professional phagocytes and can also survive engulfment by professional phagocytes. Here, bacteria can escape from the phagosomes and are released after the lysis of the host cells. S. aureus small colony variants (SCV) seem to be well adapted[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]