Characterization of gentamicin 2'-N-acetyltransferase from Providencia stuartii: its use of peptidoglycan metabolites for acetylation of both aminoglycosides and peptidoglycan.

@article{Payie1997CharacterizationOG,
  title={Characterization of gentamicin 2'-N-acetyltransferase from Providencia stuartii: its use of peptidoglycan metabolites for acetylation of both aminoglycosides and peptidoglycan.},
  author={K G Payie and Anthony J Clarke},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1997},
  volume={179 13},
  pages={4106-14}
}
The relationship between the acetylation of peptidoglycan and that of aminoglycosides in Providencia stuartii has been investigated both in vivo and in vitro. Adaptation of the assay for peptidoglycan N-->O-acetyltransferase permitted an investigation of the use of peptidoglycan as a source of acetate for the N acetylation of aminoglycosides by gentamicin N-acetyltransferase [EC 2.3.1.59; AAC(2')]. The peptidoglycan from cells of P. stuartii PR50 was prelabelled with 3H by growth in the… CONTINUE READING