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THE ROLE OF NACL IN THE LYSIS OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS BY LYSOSTAPHIN,
ARMED FORCES INST OF PATHOLOGY WASHINGTON D C
Lysostaphin attacked both viable staphylococci and the mucopeptide portion of the staphylococcal cell wall. In the absence of salts, lysostaphin activity could only be recovered from the particulate portion of the lysed cell after centrifugation, whereas in the absence of salts its action on the mucopeptide resulted in a recovery of active material in both the sediment and the supernatant fluid. It appears from these observations that lysostaphin is complexed with its substrate and that NaCl is required to break the complex. Author
Pub. in J. Gen. Microbiol. v40 p199-205 1965 (Copies available only to DDC users).