Attachment assay of S. aureus in the presence of peptide. We tested scrambled LL-37 (negative control), LL-37, D-LL-37, NA-CATH, and NA-CATH:ATRA1-ATRA1 against S. aureus (1 h, 37°C) at 1 μg/ml, only allowing for the initial adherence to the wells. For LL-37 and D-LL-37, the measured attachment to the polypropylene wells was significantly decreased (P < 0.01, Student's t test). Scrambled LL-37, NA-CATH, and NA-CATH:ATRA1-ATRA1 did not decrease S. aureus adherence.
Dean et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:114 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-114