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Plasmid. 1987 Sep;18(2):120-6.

Cloning and expression of the gene(s) for chromosome-mediated beta-lactamase production of Proteus vulgaris in Escherichia coli.

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Episome Institute (Institute of Microbial Chemistry), Gunma, Japan.

Abstract

The gene(s) for chromosome-mediated beta-lactamase production of Proteus vulgaris GN7919 was cloned into a unique EcoRI site of pACYC184 as an insert of a 14.2-kb fragment, which was further digested into two fragments with EcoRI, 4.9 and 9.3 kb. The restriction enzyme digestion pattern of the recombinant plasmid, designated pMS182, had no similarity to those of other chromosomal beta-lactamase genes cloned from gram-negative bacteria. Plasmid pMS182 enabled host Escherichia coli ML4953 to inducibly produce beta-lactamase which was identical to that of the parent P. vulgaris in substrate profile, molecular weight, and reactivity to antiserum raised against P. vulgaris GN7919 beta-lactamase. The pMS182-harboring E. coli were highly resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics, possibly based on inducible production of beta-lactamase.

PMID:
2829250
DOI:
10.1016/0147-619x(87)90039-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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