Evolution of TEM-related extended-spectrum beta-lactamases in Korea.

TEM-52, differing from TEM-1 by having the substitutions Glu-104-->Lys, Met-182-->Thr, and Gly-238-->Ser, has previously been described as the most prevalent extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) in Korea. In a further survey, we discovered the ESBLs TEM-15, which is like TEM-52 but lacks the substitution at residue 182, and TEM-88, which is like TEM-52… CONTINUE READING