DD1.5k, the gene preferentially expressed in bloodstream isolates of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium

Seung Han Kim, Dong Gun Lee, Jin Hong Yoo, Su Mi Choi, Jung Hyun Choi, Wan Shik Shin, Kyungwon Lee, Dongeun Yong, Gyo Lee Wee, Byung S. Youn, Moon Won Kang

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Abstract

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREFM) is becoming a threatening pathogen. We identified a gene called DD1.5K by differential display-PCR, which was preferentially expressed in the bloodstream isolates of VREFM. Due to its amino acid similarity to transfer complex protein, trsE, and tissue-specific expression, this gene may be involved in virulence of VREFM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Microbiology
Volume42
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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Kim, S. H., Lee, D. G., Yoo, J. H., Choi, S. M., Choi, J. H., Shin, W. S., Lee, K., Yong, D., Wee, G. L., Youn, B. S., & Kang, M. W. (2004). DD1.5k, the gene preferentially expressed in bloodstream isolates of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. Journal of Microbiology, 42(2), 143-146.