A multi-resistant clinical isolate of Citrobacter diversus, particularly resistant to penicillins and cephalosporins, has been studied. The strain produced constitutively high levels of β-lactamase which efficiently hydrolysed cephaloridine but not ampicillin. The apparent Km value for cephaloridine (125±25μM) was within the range usually observed for β-lactamases in similar bacteria. The strain possessed two forms of the enzyme as indicated by isoelectric focusing patterns, HPLC analysis and two pH optima. SDS-PAGE analysis indicated a single protein responsible for both forms. The strain possessed a single plasmid, as revealed by agarose gel electrophoresis, but β-lactamase production was not plasmid encoded. The available data indicate the β-lactamase(s) of C.diversus ULA27 to be chromosomally encoded. © 1987 The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
|Titolo:||Citrobacter diversus ULA27 produces two forms of a chromosomal β-lactamase|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1987|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|