Interaction of the MexA and MexB components of the MexAB-OprM multidrug efflux system of Pseudomonas aeruginosa: identification of MexA extragenic suppressors of a T578I mutation in MexB.

@article{Nehme2005InteractionOT,
  title={Interaction of the MexA and MexB components of the MexAB-OprM multidrug efflux system of Pseudomonas aeruginosa: identification of MexA extragenic suppressors of a T578I mutation in MexB.},
  author={Dominic Nehme and Keith Poole},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={49 10},
  pages={4375-8}
}
A T578I mutation in MexB compromised the protein's contribution to antimicrobial resistance and negatively impacted its interaction with MexA. Mutations causing single amino acid changes in the C-terminal domain of MexA (R221H, L245F, E254K, and V259I) suppressed the antimicrobial susceptibility of a MexB(T578I)-expressing Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain and… CONTINUE READING