Gene Symbol: SE0036
Description: cassette chromosome recombinase B
Species: Staphylococcus epidermidis ATCC 12228

Top Publications

  1. Hisata K, Kuwahara Arai K, Yamanoto M, Ito T, Nakatomi Y, Cui L, et al. Dissemination of methicillin-resistant staphylococci among healthy Japanese children. J Clin Microbiol. 2005;43:3364-72 pubmed publisher
    ..The fact that MRC-NS strains were prevalent in the community suggested that they might serve as a reservoir for the SCCmec element carried by MRSA strains disseminated in the community...
  2. Malik S, Coombs G, O Brien F, Peng H, Barton M. Molecular typing of methicillin-resistant staphylococci isolated from cats and dogs. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2006;58:428-31 pubmed publisher
    ..MRS isolates from cats and dogs demonstrate a similar diversity of SCCmec types to those found in human staphylococci and ST239-MRSA-III, a widely dispersed strain in human hospitals, was identified in diseased dogs...
  3. Noto M, Archer G. A subset of Staphylococcus aureus strains harboring staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) type IV is deficient in CcrAB-mediated SCCmec excision. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2006;50:2782-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Acquisition of this mobile element, containing a known virulence gene, appears to have stabilized the chromosomal integration of the methicillin resistance gene in these strains...
  4. Mongkolrattanothai K, Boyle S, Murphy T, Daum R. Novel non-mecA-containing staphylococcal chromosomal cassette composite island containing pbp4 and tagF genes in a commensal staphylococcal species: a possible reservoir for antibiotic resistance islands in Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2004;48:1823-36 pubmed
    ..In view of the fact that SCC-CI was found in a commensal species, it may represent a reservoir for sequences involved in genetic shuffling between staphylococci and may contribute to the diversity found in SCC elements...