The role of two branched-chain amino acid transporters inStaphylococcus aureusgrowth, membrane fatty acid composition and virulence

  • BCAA transport inS. aureus
  • Julienne C. Kaiser, Suranjana Sen, Anshul Sinha, Brian J. Wilkinson, David E. Heinrichs
  • Molecular Microbiology, September 2016, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/mmi.13495

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The branched-chain amino acids are important nutrients for Staphylococcus aureus physiology and virulence, and yet it does not readily synthesize these nutrients. Here, we describe the mechanisms of acquiring BCAAs and demonstrate the significance of nutrient acquisition on S. aureus physiology and virulence.

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