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Cytotoxicity Assay of Staphylococcus aureus Strains on Neutrophils following Phagocytosis

In this video, we demonstrate an assay to detect the cytotoxicity of virulent and less virulent Staphylococcus aureus strains against human neutrophils following phagocytosis using flow cytometry.

1. S. aureus cytotoxicity assay against human polymorphonuclear leukocytes following phagocytosis

NOTE: Growth curves defined by the optical density at 600 nm (OD600) and concentration of bacteria must be determined empirically for the S. aureus strains to be tested before beginning this assay. The success of these experiments requires the consistent harvest of equal concentrations of each S. aureus

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Figure 1
Figure 1: Flow cytometry analysis of PMNs following phagocytosis of S. aureus. (A) The proportion of propidium iodide positive PMNs 90 min after the phagocytosis of different concentrations of USA300 or USA300∆saeR/S. (B) The concentration of opsonized S. aureus strains used for the experiments is shown in panel A. Data are presented as mean ±.......

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