Neutrophil-mediated phagocytosis of Staphylococcus aureus

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Initial elimination of invading Staphylococcus aureus from the body is mediated by professional phagocytes. The neutrophil is the major phagocyte of the innate immunity and plays a key role in the host defense against staphylococcal infections. Opsonization of the bacteria with immunoglobulins and complement factors enables efficient recognition by the neutrophil that subsequently leads to intracellular compartmentalization and killing. Here, we provide a review of the key processes evolved in neutrophil-mediated phagocytosis of S. aureus and briefly describe killing. As S. aureus is not helpless against the professional phagocytes, we will also highlight its immune evasion arsenal related to phagocytosis.




van Kesse, K. P. M., Bestebroer, J., & van Strijp, J. A. G. (2014). Neutrophil-mediated phagocytosis of Staphylococcus aureus. Frontiers in Immunology, 5(SEP).

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