The bla(IMP) gene coding for the IMP-1 metallo-β-lactamase produced by a Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolate (isolate 101/1477) was overexpressed via a T7 expression system in Escherichia coli BL21(DE3), and its product was purified to homogeneity with a final yield of 35 mg/liter of culture. The structural and functional properties of the enzyme purified from E. coli were identical to those of the enzyme produced by P. aeruginosa. The IMP-1 metallo-β-lactamase exhibits a broad-spectrum activity profile that includes activity against penicillins, cephalosporins, cephamycins, oxacephamycins, and carbapenems. Only monobactams escape its action. The enzyme activity was inhibited by metal chelators, of which 1,10-o- phenanthroline and dipicolinic acid were the most efficient. Two zinc- binding sites were found. The zinc content of the P. aeruginosa 101/1477 metallo-β-lactamase was not pH dependent.
|Titolo:||Biochemical characterization of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa 101/1477 metallo-β-lactamase IMP-1 produced by Escherichia coli|
|Autori interni:||FRANCESCHINI, Nicola|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1999|
|Rivista:||ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|