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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical strain with reduced vancomycin susceptibility.
(MRSA) with reduced suscept-ibility to vancomycin (MIC 8 mg/L). The strain was isolated from a surgical wound infection which was refrac -tory to vancomycin therapy.In May 1996, a 4 month-old maleExpand
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Dissemination in Japanese hospitals of strains of Staphylococcus aureus heterogeneously resistant to vancomycin
BACKGROUND Since the discovery of the vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) strain Mu50 (minimum inhibitory concentration [MIC] 8 mg/L), there has been concern about the potential spreadExpand
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Contribution of a Thickened Cell Wall and Its Glutamine Nonamidated Component to the Vancomycin Resistance Expressed by Staphylococcus aureus Mu50
ABSTRACT Staphylococcus aureus Mu50, which has reduced susceptibility to vancomycin, has a remarkably thickened cell wall with an increased proportion of glutamine nonamidated muropeptides. InExpand
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Activated cell-wall synthesis is associated with vancomycin resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical strains Mu3 and Mu50.
We have previously reported methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical strains, Mu50 and Mu3, representing two categories of vancomycin resistance: Mu50 representing vancomycin-resistant S.Expand
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Increase in glutamine-non-amidated muropeptides in the peptidoglycan of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain Mu50.
The peptidoglycan compositions of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) strain Mu50 (MIC 8 mg/L) and hetero-VRSA strain Mu3 (MIC 3 mg/L) were compared in order to understand the mechanismExpand
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Characterization of oxacillin-susceptible mecA-positive Staphylococcus aureus: a new type of MRSA
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been defined as S. aureus having the mecA gene or showing a minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of oxacillin higher than 4 mg/l. However,Expand
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Occurrence and Molecular Characteristics of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in an Academic Veterinary Hospital
ABSTRACT Recently, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) have been increasingly isolated from veterinarians and companionExpand
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Nationwide surveillance of bacterial respiratory pathogens conducted by the Surveillance Committee of Japanese Society of Chemotherapy, Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases, and Japanese
For the purpose of nationwide surveillance of antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial respiratory pathogens from patients in Japan, the Japanese Society of Chemotherapy (JSC) started a survey inExpand
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The apical and basolateral secretion of Wnt11 and Wnt3a in polarized epithelial cells is regulated by different mechanisms
Summary Wnts are glycan- and lipid-modified morphogens that are important for cellular responses, but how Wnts are secreted in polarized epithelial cells remains unclear. Although Wntless (Wls) hasExpand
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Nationwide surveillance of antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of pathogens isolated from surgical site infections (SSI) in Japan
To investigate the trends of antimicrobial resistance in pathogens isolated from surgical site infections (SSI), a Japanese surveillance committee conducted the first nationwide survey. Seven mainExpand
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