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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Jun|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology