Overexpression and characterization of the chromosomal aminoglycoside 6'-N-acetyltransferase from Enterococcus faecium.

@article{Wright1997OverexpressionAC,
  title={Overexpression and characterization of the chromosomal aminoglycoside 6'-N-acetyltransferase from Enterococcus faecium.},
  author={Gerard D. Wright and P Ladak},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={1997},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={956-60}
}
The chromosomal gene aac(6')-Ii, encoding an aminoglycoside 6'-N-acetyltransferase in Enterococcus faecium, renders this organism resistant to moderate levels of many aminoglycoside antibiotics. The ubiquitous presence of aac(6')-Ii in E. faecium complicates the selection of antibiotics for treatment of infections caused by this organism. In view of the importance of this enzyme, we have initiated studies to gain an understanding of its molecular mechanism of acetyl transfer. The AAC(6')-Ii… CONTINUE READING

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