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Table 3 *Patterns of gene expression in the MRSA strains

From: Implementation of a novel in vitro model of infection of reconstituted human epithelium for expression of virulence genes in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from catheter-related infections in Mexico

Pattern Nº Expressed genes of the MRSA strains (n = 21) Nº of strains (%) Nº of genes per pattern (n = 15) Nº.%
1 fnbA, fnbB, clfA, ebps, eap, sdrD, sdrE, efb 10 (47.7) 15 (100)
2 fnbA, clfA, ebps, eap, sdrD, sdrE, efb 2 (9.5) 14 (93.3)
3 fnbA, fnbB, clfA, ebps, eap, sdrD, efb 2 (9.5) 14 (93.3)
4 fnbB, clfA, ebps, eap, sdrD, sdrE, efb 1 (4.7) 14 (93.3)
5 fnbA, fnbB, clfA, eap, sdrD, sdrE, efb 1 (4.7) 14 (93.3)
6 fnbA, fnbB, clfA, ebps, sdrD, sdrE, efb 1 (4.7) 14 (93.3)
7 fnbB, ebps, eap, sdrD, sdrE, efb 1 (4.7) 13 (86.6)
8 fnbA, fnbB, ebps, eap, sdrD, efb 1 (4.7) 13 (86.6)
9 fnbA, clfA, eap, sdrD, sdrE, efb 1 (4.7) 13 (86.6)
10 fnbA, clfA, ebps, sdrE 1 (4.7) 11 (73.3)
  1. *Without considering the 7 genes expressed by all strains (spa, clfb, cna, bbp, sdrC, icaA, and agr). fnbA/B=Fibronectin-binding protein A/B; clfA=clumping factor A; ebps=elastin-binding protein; eap=extracellular adhesion protein; sdrD/E=Serin aspartate repeat protein D/E; efb=Extracellular fibrinogen binding protein.