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Do not discard Staphylococcus aureus WTA as a vaccine antigen

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Fig. 1: TarP-modified WTA is recognized by human IgG antibodies that induce phagocytosis.

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This work was supported by a Vidi grant (91713303) from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO) to N.M.v.S. and R.v.D.

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R.v.D. and N.M.v.S. designed experiments and wrote the manuscript. R.v.D. and M.M.M. performed experiments and prepared figures. K.P.M.v.K., P.A. and C.J.C.d.H. provided technical assistance. S.A. and J.C. produced and provided essential reagents. K.P.M.v.K., J.A.G.v.S. and J.C. provided critical feedback.

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van Dalen, R., Molendijk, M.M., Ali, S. et al. Do not discard Staphylococcus aureus WTA as a vaccine antigen. Nature 572, E1–E2 (2019).

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