Lars Bogø Jensen

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BACKGROUND Sulfonamide resistance is very common in Escherichia coli. The aim of this study was to characterize plasmids carrying sulfonamide resistance genes (sul1, sul2 and sul3) in E. coli isolated from pigs and humans with a specific objective to assess the genetic diversity of plasmids involved in the mobility of sul genes. METHODS A total of 501 E.(More)
Supplementing animal feed with antimicrobial agents to enhance growth has been common practice for more than 30 years and is estimated to constitute more than half the total antimicrobial use worldwide. The potential public health consequences of this use have been debated; however, until recently, clear evidence of a health risk was not available.(More)
During 2001-2002, high-level gentamicin-resistant (HLGR) Enterococcus faecalis isolates were detected in 2 patients in Denmark who had infective endocarditis and in pigs and pork. Our results demonstrate that these isolates belong to the same clonal group, which suggests that pigs are a source of HLGR E. faecalis infection in humans.
The survival of microorganisms can be predicted through the use of active biological containment systems. We have constructed contained Pseudomonas putida strains that degrade alkylbenzoates. The modified strain carries a fusion of the Plac promoter to the gef gene, which encodes a killing protein. Expression from Plac is controlled through a regulatory(More)
ano for technical help; R. Daza and M.S. Ji-ménez for providing the human strains and related data; Nalin Rastogi for comparison of spoligotyping results with the SITVIT2 proprietary database; and M. Gilmour for careful revision of the manuscript. Potential challenges to the Stop TB Plan for humans in China; cattle maintain M. bovis and M. tuberculosis. pdf(More)
Enterococcus faecalis is a multifaceted microorganism known to act as a beneficial intestinal commensal bacterium. It is also a dreaded nosocomial pathogen causing life-threatening infections in hospitalised patients. Isolates of a distinct MLST type ST40 represent the most frequent strain type of this species, distributed worldwide and originating from(More)
BACKGROUND Screening and enumeration of antimicrobial resistant Escherichia coli directly from samples is needed to identify emerging resistant clones and obtain quantitative data for risk assessment. Aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of 3M Petrifilm Select E. coli Count Plate (SEC plate) supplemented with antimicrobials to discriminate(More)
The success of Enterococcus faecium and E. faecalis evolving as multi-resistant nosocomial pathogens is associated with their ability to acquire and share adaptive traits, including antimicrobial resistance genes encoded by mobile genetic elements (MGEs). Here, we investigate this mobilome in successful hospital associated genetic lineages, E. faecium(More)
A high prevalence of macrolide resistant isolates has been found among staphylococci isolated from animals (4). The erm(C) gene is the most common gene encoding macrolide resistance in staphylococci (8). It is well known that expression of the erm(C) gene is normally regulated by formation of hairpin structures upstream for the erm(C) gene (5,9) rendering(More)