Dean L. Shinabarger

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A challenge panel of enterococci (n = 50) and staphylococci (n = 50), including 17 and 15 isolates that were nonsusceptible to linezolid, respectively, were tested with the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute broth microdilution and disk diffusion reference methods. In addition, all 100 isolates were tested in parallel by Etest (AB Biodisk, Solna,(More)
Increasing resistance to every major class of antibiotics and a dearth of novel classes of antibacterial agents in development pipelines has created a dwindling reservoir of treatment options for serious bacterial infections. The bacterial type IIA topoisomerases, DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV, are validated antibacterial drug targets with multiple(More)
Laboratories use pigmentation, antibiotic susceptibility, and biochemical tests to identify anaerobic organisms that play a role in bovine interdigital necrobacillosis (bovine foot rot). In this study, 16S rRNA gene sequencing was used to identify strains to the species level that were originally classified as Prevotella or Porphyromonas spp by conventional(More)
The leaky heme mutants G204, G216, and G214 are shown to accumulate exogenous sterols. Unlike hem mutants which have complete blocks in the heme pathway, these strains do not require ergosterol, methionine, or unsaturated fatty acids for growth. The addition of aminolevulinic acid to the growth medium inhibited sterol uptake in G204 96% but had only a(More)
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