Genomes and Genes
Neal R Chamberlain
Affiliation: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in nasal samples from preclinical second-year medical studentsNeal R Chamberlain
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, A T Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO, USA
Mo Med 108:373-6. 2011..Over 47% of the student samples contained S. aureus. Five percent of S. aureus isolates possessed the mecA gene. Medical students in this study had a higher percent colonization with S. aureus and MRSA than previous studies...
- Insertional inactivation of branched-chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase in Staphylococcus aureus leads to decreased branched-chain membrane fatty acid content and increased susceptibility to certain stressesVineet K Singh
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, A T Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville, MO 63501, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 74:5882-90. 2008..In addition, the mutant offers a tool to study the role of membrane fluidity in the interaction of S. aureus with antimicrobial substances...
- Role for dnaK locus in tolerance of multiple stresses in Staphylococcus aureusVineet K Singh
Microbiology and Immunology, A T Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville, MO 63501, USA
Microbiology 153:3162-73. 2007..In summary, the DnaK system in S. aureus plays a significant role in the survival of S. aureus under various stress conditions...
- Evidence for persisters in Staphylococcus epidermidis RP62a planktonic cultures and biofilmsJulie A Shapiro
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, A T Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville, MO 63501, USA
J Med Microbiol 60:950-60. 2011..Our results suggest that antibiotic tolerance in biofilms and in planktonic cultures of S. epidermidis RP62a is due in part to the presence of persister cells...