Oral streptococci utilize a Siglec-like domain of serine-rich repeat adhesins to preferentially target platelet sialoglycans in human blood

Deng L, Bensing BA, Thamadilok S, Yu H, Lau K, Chen X, Ruhl S, Sullam PM, Varki A. PLoS Pathog. 2014 Dec 4;10(12):e1004540. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004540. PMID: 25474103 Abstract Damaged cardiac valves attract blood-borne bacteria, and infective endocarditis is often caused by viridans … Continued