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Front Microbiol. 2015 May 21;6:458. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00458. eCollection 2015.

Production of plasmid-encoding NDM-1 in clinical Raoultella ornithinolytica and Leclercia adecarboxylata from China.

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1
Department of Pharmacy, Southwest Hospital, The Third Military Medical University Chongqing, China.
2
State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology Beijing, China.
3
State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology Beijing, China ; Laboratory Animal Center, Academy of Military Medical Sciences Beijing, China.
4
Laboratory Animal Center, Academy of Military Medical Sciences Beijing, China.
5
Department of Pharmacy, Southwest Hospital, The Third Military Medical University Chongqing, China ; State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology Beijing, China.
6
Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing, China.

Abstract

Raoultella ornithinolytica YNKP001 and Leclercia adecarboxylata P10164, which harbor conjugative plasmids pYNKP001-NDM and pP10164-NDM, respectively, were isolated from two different Chinese patients, and their complete nucleotide sequences were determined. Production of NDM-1 enzyme by these plasmids accounts for the carbapenem resistance of these two strains. This is the first report of bla NDM in L. adecarboxylata and third report of this gene in R. ornithinolytica. pYNKP001-NDM is very similar to the IncN2 NDM-1-encoding plasmids pTR3, pNDM-ECS01, and p271A, whereas pP10164-NDM is similar to the IncFIIY bla NDM-1-carrying plasmid pKOX_NDM1. The bla NDM-1 genes of pYNKP001-NDM and pP10164-NDM are embedded in Tn125-like elements, which represent two distinct truncated versions of the NDM-1-encoding Tn125 prototype observed in pNDM-BJ01. Flanking of these two Tn125-like elements by miniature inverted repeat element (MITE) or its remnant indicates that MITE facilitates transposition and mobilization of bla NDM-1 gene contexts.

KEYWORDS:

Leclercia adecarboxylata; NDM-1; Raoultella ornithinolytica; carbapenem resistance; plasmid

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