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Summary

The surface hydrophobicity of is influenced by the presence of capsular (K) and lipopolysaccharide (O) antigens. Loss of both K and O antigens (KO), but not the K antigen alone (KO), increased surface hydrophobicity and susceptibility to phagocytosis. Unheated serum (i.e., containing complement) increased the surface hydrophobicity and phagocytosis of the KO and KO strains, but not of the KO encapsulated parent strain. Despite the altered susceptibility to phagocytosis caused by the presence or absence of the K and O antigens, their loss did not influence sensitivity to a range of hydrophilic, hydrophobic or cationic antimicrobial agents.

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1986-03-01
2019-10-14
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