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The prevalence of aminoglycoside-modifying enzyme and virulence genes among enterococci with high-level aminoglycoside resistance in Inner Mongolia, China

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, July 2016
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Title
The prevalence of aminoglycoside-modifying enzyme and virulence genes among enterococci with high-level aminoglycoside resistance in Inner Mongolia, China
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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, July 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.bjm.2016.04.003
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Haiying Niu, Hui Yu, Tangping Hu, Gailin Tian, Lixia Zhang, Xiang Guo, Hai Hu, Zhanli Wang

Abstract

This study highlights the prevalence of aminoglycoside-modifying enzyme genes and virulence determinants among clinical enterococci with high-level aminoglycoside resistance in Inner Mongolia, China. Screening for high-level aminoglycoside resistance against 117 enterococcal clinical isolates was performed using the agar-screening method. Out of the 117 enterococcal isolates, 46 were selected for further detection and determination of the distribution of aminoglycoside-modifying enzyme-encoding genes and virulence determinants using polymerase chain reaction -based methods. Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis were identified as the species of greatest clinical importance. The aac(6')-Ie-aph(2″)-Ia and ant(6')-Ia genes were found to be the most common aminoglycoside-modifying enzyme genes among high-level gentamicin resistance and high-level streptomycin resistance isolates, respectively. Moreover, gelE was the most common virulence gene among high-level aminoglycoside resistance isolates. Compared to Enterococcus faecium, Enterococcus faecalis harbored multiple virulence determinants. The results further indicated no correlation between aminoglycoside-modifying enzyme gene profiles and the distribution of virulence genes among the enterococcal isolates with high-level gentamicin resistance or high-level streptomycin resistance evaluated in our study.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 27%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 10%
Researcher 2 7%
Lecturer 2 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 7%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 9 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Immunology and Microbiology 4 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 10%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 7%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 12 40%

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