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|Titolo:||Streptococcus faecium mutants that are temperature sensitive for cell growth and show alterations in penicillin-binding proteins|
|Autori interni:||CANEPARI, Pietro|
LLEO' FERNANDEZ, Maria Del Mar
|Data di pubblicazione:||1987|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY|
|Abstract:||The penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) of 209 cell division (or growth) temperature-sensitive mutants of Streptococcus faecium were analyzed in this study. A total of nine strains showed either constitutive or temperature-sensitive conditional damage in the PBPs. Analysis of these nine strains yielded the following results: one carried a PBP 1 constitutively showing a lower molecular weight; one constitutively lacked PBP 2; two lacked PBP 3 at 42 degrees C, but not at 30 degrees C; one was normal at 30 degrees C but at 42 degrees C lacked PBP 3 and overproduced PBP 5; two were normal at 42 degrees C and lacked PBP 5 at 30 degrees C; one constitutively lacked PBP 5; and one carried a PBP 6 constitutively split in two bands. The mutant lacking PBP 3 and overproducing PBP 5 continued to grow at 42 degrees C for 150 min and then lysed. Revertants selected for growth capability at 42 degrees C from the mutants altered in PBPs 5 and 6 maintained the same PBP alterations, while those isolated from the strains with altered PBP 1 or lacking PBP 2 or PBP 3 showed a normal PBP pattern. Penicillin-resistant derivatives were isolated at 30 degrees C from the mutants lacking PBP 2 and from that lacking PBP 3. All these derivatives continued to show the same PBP damage as the parents, but overproduced PBP 5 and grew at 42 degrees C. These findings indicate that high-molecular-weight, but not low-molecular-weight, PBPs are essential for cell growth in S. faecium.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|
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