Dong Taek Cho

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OBJECTIVES Antimicrobial resistance and class 1 integrons found in Escherichia coli isolates from humans and animals in Korea were characterized. METHODS E. coli isolates were examined for susceptibility to antimicrobial agents. Integrase genes were amplified. Gene cassette regions for classes 1 and 2 integrons were amplified and sequenced. Conjugal(More)
Shigella sonnei isolates from southwestern Korea during the epidemic periods of 1998 to 2000 were genetically related. The antimicrobial susceptibilities of the outbreak-related isolates changed annually. All isolates carried class 2 integrons, and the outbreak-related isolates from 1999 also carried class 1 integrons. The antimicrobial susceptibilities of(More)
The distribution of conjugative-plasmid-mediated 16S rRNA methylase genes among amikacin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae collected between 1995 and 1998 and between 2001 and 2006 at a university hospital in South Korea was examined, and conjugative plasmids carrying the 16S rRNA methylase genes were characterized by PCR-based replicon typing and by(More)
Gram-negative bacteria produce outer membrane vesicles that play a role in the delivery of virulence factors to host cells. However, little is known about the membrane-derived vesicles (MVs) produced by gram-positive bacteria. The present study examined the production of MVs from Staphylococcus aureus and investigated the delivery of MVs to host cells and(More)
Gene cassettes of class 1 integrons in Escherichia coli isolates from urine specimens collected in Korea during the last 2 decades were characterized. intI1 was detected in 54% of the isolates, yet gene cassette regions were amplified in only 43% of the isolates. intI2 was detected in 29 (5%) isolates, and no intI3 was detected in this study. Twenty-one(More)
A total of 188 nonduplicate methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates obtained between 2001 and 2004 in a university hospital in Daegu, Korea, were analyzed for their clonal types by molecular typing techniques, including multilocus sequence typing, spaA typing, staphylococcal chromosomal cassette mec (SCCmec) typing, and pulsed-field gel(More)
Of the 100 multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from a Korean hospital, 14 isolates that were resistant to all aminoglycosides tested carried 16S rRNA methylase gene armA. Fourteen armA-positive isolates were classified into 8 pulsotypes. Seven armA-positive isolates cocarried bla(IMP-1). This study is the first report of occurrence of armA(More)
The antimicrobial resistance of 122 Shigella sonnei isolates obtained in Korea during the period 1991-2000 was characterized. These isolates were highly resistant to traditional antibiotics such as trimethoprim (100 %), streptomycin (100 %), sulfamethoxazole (94 %), tetracycline (93 %) and nalidixic acid (90 %). All S. sonnei isolates carried Tn7 in their(More)
Shigellosis is a serious public health problem in Korea, because large outbreaks of Shigella sonnei infections were recorded in many parts of the country during the period 1998-2000. However, the epidemiological features of shigellosis are not well known. In this study, we devised conditions suitable for the growth and replication of Shigella in an amoebic(More)
Bacteremia is a common systemic disease caused by Acinetobacter baumannii, an important hospital-acquired pathogen among critically ill patients. The complement system is central to innate immune defense against invading bacteria in the blood. The present study investigated the susceptibility of clinical A. baumannii isolates to normal human sera (NHS), and(More)