A Novel FexA Variant from a Canine Staphylococcus pseudintermedius Isolate That Does Not Confer Florfenicol Resistance

Gómez-Sanz, E.; Kadlec, Kristina GND; Fessler, Andrea T. GND; Zarazaga, M.; Torres, C.; Schwarz, Stefan GND

Transposon Tn558 integrated in the chromosomal radC gene was detected for the first time in Staphylococus pseudintermedius. It carried a novel fexA variant (fexAv) that confers only chloramphenicol resistance. The exporter FexAv exhibited two amino acid substitutions, Gly33Ala and Ala37Val, both of which seem to be important for substrate recognition. Site-directed mutagenesis that reverted the mutated base pairs to those present in the original fexA gene restored the chloramphenicol-plus-florfenicol resistance phenotype.

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Gómez-Sanz, E. / Kadlec, Kristina / Fessler, Andrea T. / et al: A Novel FexA Variant from a Canine Staphylococcus pseudintermedius Isolate That Does Not Confer Florfenicol Resistance. 2013.

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