dihydropteroate synthase


Gene Symbol: dihydropteroate synthase
Description: dihydropteroate synthase
Species: Neisseria meningitidis MC58

Top Publications

  1. Radstrom P, Fermer C, Kristiansen B, Jenkins A, Skold O, Swedberg G. Transformational exchanges in the dihydropteroate synthase gene of Neisseria meningitidis: a novel mechanism for acquisition of sulfonamide resistance. J Bacteriol. 1992;174:6386-93 pubmed
    The nucleotide sequences of the chromosomal dihydropteroate synthase (dhps) genes in sulfonamide-susceptible and sulfonamide-resistant strains of Neisseria meningitidis of serogroups A, B and C were determined...
  2. Fermer C, Kristiansen B, Skold O, Swedberg G. Sulfonamide resistance in Neisseria meningitidis as defined by site-directed mutagenesis could have its origin in other species. J Bacteriol. 1995;177:4669-75 pubmed
    ..in Neisseria meningitidis is mediated by altered forms of the chromosomal gene for the drug target enzyme dihydropteroate synthase. Sulfonamides have been used for decades both for prophylaxis and the treatment of meningococcal disease, ..
  3. Qvarnstr m Y, Swedberg G. Sulphonamide resistant commensal Neisseria with alterations in the dihydropteroate synthase can be isolated from carriers not exposed to sulphonamides. BMC Microbiol. 2002;2:34 pubmed
    ..clones were identified and the resistance phenotype could be explained by amino acid variations in their dihydropteroate synthase, the target molecule for sulphonamides...