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August 1984

Adherence of Staphylococcus aureus to Rabbit Corneal Epithelial Cells

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs A. P. Johnson and Wool) and Microbiology and Immunology (Dr M. K. Johnson), Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(8):1229-1231. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030999035

• A system for the in vitro study of adherence of Staphylococcus aureus to rabbit corneal epithelial cells has been developed. Bacteria isolated from normal eyes showed the same adherence capacity, on the average, as bacteria from infected eyes. Adherence was not inhibited by preincubation of bacteria with bovine serum albumin, D-mannose, or N-acetylglucosamine.

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