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The Rise of Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus

Edited by Shymaa Enany

Suez Canal University


Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a growing issue both within hospitals and community because of its virulence determinants and the continuing emergence of new strains resistant to antimicrobiotics. In this book, we present the state of the art of S. aureus virulence mechanisms and antibiotic-resistance profiles, providing an unprecedented and comprehensive collection of up-to-date research about the evolution, dissemination, and mechanisms of different staphylococcal antimicrobial resistance patterns alongside bacterial virulence determinants and their impact in the medical field. We include several review chapters to allow readers to better understand the mechanisms of methicillin resistance, glycopeptide resistance, and horizontal gene transfer and the effects of alterations in S. aureus membranes and cell walls on drug resistance. In addition, we include chapters dedicated to unveiling S. aureus pathogenicity with the most current research available on S. aureus exfoliative toxins, enterotoxins, surface proteins, biofilm, and defensive responses of S. aureus to antibiotic treatment.

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The Rise of Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance in Staphylococcus aureusEdited by Shymaa Enany

Published: March 8th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/67546

ISBN: 978-953-51-2984-4

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2983-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5474-7

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

24252 Total Chapter Downloads

36 Crossref Citations

29 Web of Science Citations

73 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Evolution and Dissemination of Methicillin Resistance Determinant in Staphylococcus aureus

By Abdul Rahim Abdul Rachman, Zarizal Suhaili and Mohd Nasir Mohd Desa


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2. MRSA and MSSA: The Mechanism of Methicillin Resistance and the Influence of Methicillin Resistance on Biofilm Phenotype of Staphylococcus aureus

By Sahra Kırmusaoğlu


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3. Glycopeptide Resistance in S. aureus

By Hasan Cenk Mirza


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4. Mechanisms of Horizontal Gene Transfer

By Fabio Cafini, Veronica Medrano Romero and Kazuya Morikawa


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5. Effects of Alterations in Staphylococcus aureus Cell Membrane and Cell Wall in Antimicrobial Resistance

By Andrea de Souza Monteiro, Wallace Ribeiro Nunes Neto, Aleff Ricardo Santos Mendes, Bruna Lorrana dos Santos Pinto, Luís Cláudio Nascimento da Silva and Gabriella Freitas Ferreira


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6. SOS Response and Staphylococcus aureus: Implications for Drug Development

By Luís Cláudio Nascimento da Silva, Roseane Costa Diniz, Isana Maria de Souza Feitosa Lima, Camilla Itapary dos Santos, Matheus Silva Alves, Larissa Isabela Oliveira de Souza and Andrea de Souza Monteiro


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7. Antimicrobial Activity of Chitosan Membranes Against Staphylococcus Aureus of Clinical Origin

By Ana A. Escárcega-Galaz, Jaime López-Cervantes, Dalia I. Sánchez- Machado, Olga R. Brito-Zurita and Olga N. Campas-Baypoli


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8. Exfoliative Toxins of Staphylococcus aureus

By Ricardo B. Mariutti, Natayme R. Tartaglia, Núbia Seyffert, Thiago Luiz de Paula Castro, Raghuvir K. Arni, Vasco A. Azevedo, Yves Le Loir and Koji Nishifuji


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9. Staphylococcus aureus Enterotoxin Production in Relation to Environmental Factors

By Alžbeta Medved’ová, Adriana Havlíková and Ľubomír Valík


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10. Surface Proteins of Staphylococcus aureus

By Janet Jan-Roblero, Elizabeth García-Gómez, Sandra Rodríguez- Martínez, Mario E. Cancino-Diaz and Juan C. Cancino-Diaz


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11. Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms and their Impact on the Medical Field

By Fany Reffuveille, Jérôme Josse, Quentin Vallé, Céline Mongaret and Sophie C. Gangloff


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