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Wide Distribution of Virulence Genes among Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis Clinical Isolates

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(2014) Wide Distribution of Virulence Genes among Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis Clinical Isolates. Scientific World Journal. p. 6. ISSN 1537-744X

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Abstract

Enterococcus, a Gram-positive facultative anaerobic cocci belonging to the lactic acid bacteria of the phylum Firmicutes, is known to be able to resist a wide range of hostile conditions such as different pH levels, high concentration of NaCl (6.5), and the extended temperatures between 5 degrees C and 65 degrees C. Despite being the third most common nosocomial pathogen, our understanding on its virulence factors is still poorly understood. The current study was aimed to determine the prevalence of different virulence genes in Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium. For this purpose, 79 clinical isolates of Malaysian enterococci were evaluated for the presence of virulence genes. pilB, fms8, efaAfm, and sgrA genes are prevalent in all clinical isolates. In conclusion, the pathogenicity of E. faecalis and E. faecium could be associated with different virulence factors and these genes are widely distributed among the enterococcal species.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Soheili, S.UNSPECIFIED
Ghafourian, S.UNSPECIFIED
Sekawi, Z.UNSPECIFIED
Neela, V.UNSPECIFIED
Sadeghifard, N.UNSPECIFIED
Ramli, R.UNSPECIFIED
Hamat, R. A.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: surface protein identification determinants expression pili esp streptococcus bacteriocin gelatinase hemolysin Science & Technology - Other Topics
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Page Range: p. 6
Journal or Publication Title: Scientific World Journal
Journal Index: ISI
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/623174
ISSN: 1537-744X
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/679

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