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Alterations of OprD in carbapenem-intermediate and -susceptible strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from patients with bacteremia in a Spanish multicenter study

Abstract: We investigated the presence of OprD mutations in 60 strains of metallo-ß-lactamase-negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa intermediately susceptible (IS [n = 12]; MIC = 8 ?g/ml) or susceptible (S [n = 48]; MICs ? 1 to 4 ?g/ml) to imipenem and/or meropenem that were isolated from patients with bacteremia in order to evaluate their impact on carbapenem susceptibility profiles. The presence of mutations in oprD was detected by sequencing analysis. OprD expression was assessed by both outer membrane protein (OMP) analysis and real-time PCR (RT-PCR). Fourteen (23%) isolates had an OprD identical to that of PAO1, and OprD modifications were detected in 46 isolates (77%). Isolates were classified as OprD ?full-length types? (T1 [n = 40, including both wild-type OprD and variants showing several polymorphisms]) and OprD ?deficient types? (T2 [n = 3 for OprD frameshift mutations] and T3 [n = 17 for premature stop codons in oprD]). RT-PCR showed that 5 OprD type T1 isolates presented reduced transcription of oprD (0.1- to 0.4-fold compared to PAO1), while oprD levels increased more than 2-fold over that seen with PAO1 in 4 OprD type T1 isolates. A total of 50% of the isolates belonging to OprD ?deficient types? were susceptible to both carbapenems, and 40% were susceptible to meropenem and intermediately susceptible to imipenem. Only one isolate (5%) within this group was intermediately susceptible to both carbapenems, and one (5%) was susceptible to imipenem and intermediately susceptible to meropenem. We concluded that OprD inactivating mutations in clinical isolates of P. aeruginosa are not restricted only to carbapenem-resistant isolates but are also found in isolates with imipenem or meropenem MICs of only 0.06 to 4 ?g/ml.

 Autoría: Ocampo-Sosa A.A., Cabot G., Rodríguez C., Roman E., Tubau F., Macia M.D., Moya B., Zamorano L., Suárez C., Peña C., Domínguez M.A., Moncalián G., Oliver A., Martínez-Martínez L.,

 Fuente: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2012, 56(4), 1703--1713

Editorial: American Society for Microbiology

 Fecha de publicación: 01/04/2012

Nº de páginas: 10

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1128/AAC.05451-11

ISSN: 0066-4804,1098-6596,1070-6283

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1128/aac.05451-11

Autoría

OCAMPO-SOSA, ALAIN A.

CABOT, GABRIEL

RODRÍGUEZ, CRISTINA

ROMÁN, ELENA

TUBAU, FE

MACIA, MARÍA D.

MOYA, BARTOLOMÉ

ZAMORANO, LAURA

SUÁREZ, CRISTINA

PEÑA, CARMEN

DOMÍNGUEZ, MARÍA A.

OLIVER, ANTONIO

LUIS MARTINEZ MARTINEZ