Characterization of vanY, a DD-carboxypeptidase from vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium BM4147.


VanY is a protein with a molecular mass of 34.8 kDa encoded by vanY, a member of the high-level vancomycin resistance gene cluster found on plasmid pIP816 in Enterococcus faecium BM4147. Extracts from Escherichia coli JM83 bearing plasmid pAT383, which contains the vanY gene, were examined for enzymatic hydrolysis of peptidoglycan precursors. VanY was… (More)


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