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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 108, No. 4, 2013, pp. 453-456
Bioline Code: oc13077
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 108, No. 4, 2013, pp. 453-456

 en Detection of vanC1 gene transcription in vancomycin-susceptible Enterococcus faecalis check for this species in other resources
de Moura, Tiane Martin; Cassenego, Ana Paula Vaz; Campos, Fabrício Souza; Ribeiro, Andrea Machado Leal; Franco, Ana Cláudia; d’Azevedo, Pedro Alves; Frazzon, Jeverson & Frazzon, Ana Paula Guedes

Abstract

Here we report the presence and expression levels of the vanC1 and vanC2/3 genes in vancomycin-susceptible strains of Enterococcus faecalis check for this species in other resources . The vanC1 and vanC2/3 genes were located in the plasmid DNA and on the chromosome, respectively. Specific mRNA of the vanC1 gene was detected in one of these strains. Additionally, analysis of the vanC gene sequences showed that these genes are related to the vanC genes of Enterococcus gallinarum check for this species in other resources and Enterococcus casseliflavus check for this species in other resources . The presence of vanC genes is useful for the identification of E. gallinarum and E. casseliflavus. Moreover, this is the first report of vanC mRNA in E. faecalis.

Keywords
Enterococcus faecalis; vancomycin resistance; vanC gene; horizontal gene transfer

 
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