Factor Essential for Expression of Methicillin Resistance, Affects Glycine Content of Peptidoglycan in Methicillin-Resistant and Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Strains


femA is a chromosomally encoded factor, occurring naturally in Staphylococcus aureus, which is essential for the expression of high-level methicillin resistance in this organism. The production of a low-affinity penicillin-binding protein, PBP2a or PBP2', which is intimately involved with methicillin resistance in S. aureus, is not influenced byfenmA. To… (More)


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