Description of a 23.9-kilobase chromosomal deletion containing a region encoding fsr genes which mainly determines the gelatinase-negative phenotype of clinical isolates of enterococcus faecalis in urine

Jiro Nakayama, Reiko Kariyama, Hiromi Kumon

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Abstract

Expression of virulence-related extracellular proteases, gelatinase, and serine protease of Enterococcus faecalis is regulated by a quorum-sensing system encoded by the fsr gene cluster. In this study, a 23.9-kb chromosomal deletion containing the fsr gene cluster region was found to be present in the majority (79%) of gelatinase-negative clinical isolates of E. faecalis from urine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3152-3155
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume68
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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