Active efflux of antimicrobial agents in wild-type strains of enterococci.

Abstract

Enterococci are intrinsically resistant to numerous antimicrobial agents. We examined the energy-dependent efflux of radiolabeled drugs from four reference strains of Enterococcus faecalis and a strain of Enterococcus faecium and found that most strains pumped out norfloxacin and chloramphenicol. Efflux of tetracycline was detected only in certain strains.

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@article{Lynch1997ActiveEO, title={Active efflux of antimicrobial agents in wild-type strains of enterococci.}, author={Clare Lynch and Patrick Courvalin and Hiroshi Nikaido}, journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy}, year={1997}, volume={41 4}, pages={869-71} }