Distribution of genes encoding MSCRAMMs and Pili in clinical and natural populations of Enterococcus faecium.

@article{Sillanp2009DistributionOG,
  title={Distribution of genes encoding MSCRAMMs and Pili in clinical and natural populations of Enterococcus faecium.},
  author={Jouko Sillanp{\"a}{\"a} and Vittal P. Prakash and Sreedhar R. Nallapareddy and Barbara E. Murray},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={896-901}
}
Enterococcus faecium has recently emerged as an important cause of nosocomial infections. We previously identified 15 predicted surface proteins with characteristics of MSCRAMMs and/or pili and demonstrated that their genes were frequently present in 30 clinical E. faecium isolates studied; one of these, acm, has been studied in further detail. To determine the prevalence of the other 14 genes among various E. faecium populations, we have now assessed 433 E. faecium isolates, including 264… CONTINUE READING