Mutations in 23S rRNA Confer Resistance against Azithromycin in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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The emergence of antibiotic-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important concern in the treatment of long-term airway infections in cystic fibrosis patients. In this study, we report the occurrence of azithromycin resistance among clinical P. aeruginosa DK2 isolates. We demonstrate that resistance is associated with specific mutations (A2058G, A2059G, and C2611T in Escherichia coli numbering) in domain V of 23S rRNA and that introduction of A2058G and C2611T into strain PAO1 results in azithromycin resistance.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Publication date2012
Volume56
Issue8
Pages4519-4521
ISSN0066-4804
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StatePublished
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 4
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