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What Constitutes an Extended-Spectrum beta-lactamase?
(East Carolina University, 2002-02)
Oxidative stress response in an anaerobe, Bacteroides fragilis: a role for catalase in protection against hydrogen peroxide.
(East Carolina University, 1996-12)
Survival of Bacteroides fragilis in the presence of oxygen was dependent on the ability of bacteria to synthesize new proteins, as determined by the inhibition of protein synthesis after oxygen exposure. The B. fragilis ...
Regulation of Bacteriodes fragilis katB mRNA by oxidative stress and carbon limitation.
(East Carolina University, 1997-11)
Regulation of the katB catalase gene in the anaerobic bacterium Bacteroides fragilis was studied. Northern blot hybridization analyses revealed that katB was transcribed as an approximately 1.6-kb monocistronic mRNA. The ...
Identification of a circular intermediate in the transfer and transposition of Tn4555, a mobilizable transposon from Bacteroides spp.
(East Carolina University, 1993-05)
Transmissible cefoxitin (FX) resistance in Bacteroides vulgatus CLA341 was associated with the 12.5-kb, mobilizable transposon, Tn4555, which encoded the 13-lactamase gene cfxA. Transfer occurred by a conjugation-like ...
The Bacteroides mobilizable transposon Tn4555 integrates by a site-specific recombination mechanism similar to that of the gram-positive bacterial element Tn916
(East Carolina University, 1997-04)
The Bacteroides mobilizable transposon Tn4555 is a 12.2-kb molecule that encodes resistance to cefoxitin. Conjugal transposition is hypothesized to occur via a circular intermediate and is stimulated by coresident tetracycline ...
The Transfer Origin for Bacteroides Mobilizable Transposon Tn4555 Is Related to a Plasmid Family from Gram-Positive Bacteria
(East Carolina University, 1998-01)
Conjugal transfer of Bacteroides mobilizable transposon Tn4555 was examined with an Escherichia coli-based assay system. It was shown that mobilization required the cis-acting oriTTn region and that the Tn4555 mobATn gene ...
Insertional activation of cepA leads to high-level beta-lactamase expression in Bacteroides fragilis clinical isolates.
(East Carolina University, 1994-07)
Bacteroides fragilis is an important opportunistic pathogen of humans and is resistant to many drugs commonly used to treat anaerobic infections, including P-lactams. A strain set comprised of B. fragilis isolates producing ...
Cloning and characterization of the endogenous cephalosporinase gene, cepA, from Bacteroides fragilis reveals a new subgroup of Ambler class A beta-lactamases.
(East Carolina University, 1993-11)
Bacteroides frgiglis CS30 is a clinical isolate resistant to high concentrations of benzylpenicillin and cephaloridine but not to cephamycin or penem antibiotics. beta-Lactam resistance is mediated by a chromosomally encoded ...
Characterization of Bacteroides fragilis Hemolysins and Regulation and Synergistic Interactions of HlyA and HlyB
(East Carolina University, 2006-04)
This study describes the presence of 10 hemolysin orthologs in the genome of the opportunistic human anaerobic pathogen Bacteroides fragilis, which is currently classified as a nonhemolytic bacterium. The hemolysins were ...
The Redox-Sensitive Transcriptional Activator OxyR Regulates the Peroxide Response Regulon in the Obligate Anaerobe Bacteroides fragilis
(East Carolina University, 2000-09)
The peroxide response-inducible genes ahpCF, dps, and katB in the obligate anaerobe Bacteroides fragilis are controlled by the redox-sensitive transcriptional activator OxyR. This is the first functional oxidative ...