Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 15731086
Infect. Immun. 2005 Mar;73(3):1847-51
Nasal carriage is a major risk factor for Staphylococcus aureus infection, especially for methicillin-resistant strains (MRSA). Using a mouse model of nasal carriage, we have compared several S. aureus strains and demonstrated increased colonization levels by MRSA in cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator-deficient mice and Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2)-deficient mice but not TLR4-deficient mice.