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Br J Biomed Sci. 2013;70(4):135-43.

Molecular cloning and characterisation of the methionine sulphoxide reductase A (msrA) gene locus in Campylobacter lari organisms.

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1
Graduate School of Environmental Health Sciences, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Japan.
2
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokuriku University, Kanazawa, Japan.
3
Department of Bacteriology, Northern Ireland Public Health Laboratory, Belfast City Hospital, UK.

Abstract

The methionine sulphoxide reductase A (msrA) gene and its adjacent genetic loci from urease-negative (UN) Campylobacter lari RM2100 and urease-positive thermophilic Campylobacter (UPTC)CF89-12 strains appear to be composed of a msrA structure gene (507 base pairs [bp]) and another five-gene cluster (approximately 6300 bp) in the same strand and direction. A primer pair (F1/R4-msrA) for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification was designed to generate a product of approximately 900 bp of the msrA gene, including its adjacent genetic loci for the thermophilic Campylobacter organisms and generate an amplicon with 16 C. lari isolates (n = 4 for UN C. lari; n = 12 for UPTC). Following direct nucleotide sequencing, sequence analysis and nucleotide sequence alignment analysis, the putative full-length msrA gene from the 16 C. lari isolates showed high nucleotide sequence similarities (91.8-100%) to each other and relatively low similarity (69.3-71.8%) to three reference C. jejuni and C. coli strains. In addition, the msrA gene was transcribed in both the UPTC CF89-12 and NCTC12893 cells using reverse transcription PCR. An immunoreactively positive signal was identified in the UPTC CF89-12 and NCTC12893 cells with anti-UPTC MsrA synthetic peptide antibodies.

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