par Botteaux, Anne ;Budnik, Isolda;Smeesters, Pierre
Référence Current opinion in infectious diseases, 31, 3, page (224-230)
Publication Publié, 2018-06
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Purpose of review Recent findings have open new perspectives on group A Streptococcus (GAS) virulence understanding with special focus on the carrier stage and new hopes for an efficient vaccine against this important pathogen. Recent findings Understanding of carriage state, transmission and role of virulence factors in invasive infections have been recently active research fields questioning the link between carriage and infections and highlighting the potential to prevent invasive diseases. New roles for already well known virulence factors, such as Streptolysin O, M protein or NAD(+)-glycohydrolase have been discovered. Immunological studies have also shown diversity in both clinical and immunological responses toward various GAS antigens raising questions, and hopes, for the development of an efficient global vaccine candidate. Summary A greater understanding of GAS virulence strategies, and their associated clinical manifestations, may be obtained by shifting our research scope toward virulence determinant interactions and cooperation rather than focusing on individual virulence factor or specific strain characterization only.