José M Rodríguez-Martínez

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BACKGROUND Predicting antibiotic resistance before it emerges at clinical settings constitutes a novel approach for preventing and fighting resistance of bacterial pathogens. To analyse the possibility that novel plasmid-encoded quinolone resistance determinants (Qnr) can emerge and disseminate among bacterial pathogens, we searched the presence of those(More)
OBJECTIVES Pentapeptide repeat proteins (PRPs) QnrA, QnrB and QnrS confer reduced susceptibility to quinolones. This study presents an in vitro analysis of the genetic evolution of quinolone resistance mediated by changes in the coding sequences and promoter regions of qnrA1, qnrS1 and qnrB1 genes. METHODS A random mutagenesis technique was used to(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to analyse the presence of oqxA and oqxB genes in a collection of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae strains, to determine their chromosomal and/or plasmidic locations and to analyse expression levels in relation to susceptibility or resistance to quinolones. METHODS A collection of(More)
Discrepancies in fluoroquinolone clinical categories between the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) and CLSI for Escherichia coli harbouring qnr genes and mutations in gyrA and parC Sir, Fluoroquinolones are broad-spectrum antibacterial agents commonly used in clinical practice. When quinolones became widely used, bacterial(More)
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