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The AcrAB-TolC Pump Is Involved in Macrolide Resistance but Not in Telithromycin Efflux in Enterobacter aerogenes and Escherichia coli

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American Society for Microbiology
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PMC
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  • Mechanisms Of Resistance

Abstract

The role of the AcrAB-TolC pump in macrolide and ketolide susceptibility in Escherichia coli and Enterobacter aerogenes was studied. Efflux pump inhibitor restored erythromycin, clarithromycin, and telithromycin susceptibilities to multidrug-resistant isolates. No modification of telithromycin accumulation was detected in E. aerogenes acrAB or tolC derivatives compared to that in the parental strain. Two independent efflux pumps, inhibited by phenylalanine arginine β-naphthylamide, expel macrolides and telithromycin in E. aerogenes.

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