Molecular identification of blaSHV, blaLEN and blaOKP β-lactamase genes in Klebsiella pneumoniae by bi-directional sequencing of universal SP6- and T7-sequence-tagged blaSHV-PCR amplicons
2009 (English)In: Molecular and Cellular Probes, ISSN 0890-8508, E-ISSN 1096-1194, Vol. 23, no 3-4, 195-200 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Plasmid encoded blaSHV enzymes represent an important sub-group of class A β-lactamases causing an ESBL-phenotype which is increasingly found in Enterobacteriaceae including Klebsiella pneumoniae. The chromosomally encoded β-lactamase blaLEN and blaOKP enzymes, which so far only have been found in K. pneumoniae, do not hydrolyse extended-spectrum cephalosporins. In the present study, multiple displacement amplified DNA derived from 20 K. pneumoniae clinical isolates with a blaSHV-like genotype was used in a universal SHV PCR assay using SP6- (forward) and T7- (reverse) sequence-tagged primers. Identification and differentiation of blaSHV, blaLEN and blaOKP genes was obtained by bi-directional amplicon sequencing using SP6- and T7-specific primers. Three well characterised K. pneumoniae strains having a SHV-genotype were included in the study. The bi-directional amplicon sequencing, covering 800 bp (93%) of the blaSHV, blaLEN and blaOKP enzyme encoding sequences, allowed for an unequivocal discrimination of SHV, LEN and OKP genes. Moreover, sequencing revealed the presence of blaSHV allelic variants in six K. pneumoniae isolates in which the amplicons had to be cloned accordingly. Based on deduced amino-acid sequences, a dendrogram was constructed. Seventeen out of 20 K. pneumoniae isolates with an ESBL-phenotype formed a SHV-like cluster, two were LEN-like, and one isolate was OKP-like. The PCR-based molecular typing method described here enables a rapid, reliable and cost-effective identification and differentiation of blaSHV, blaOKP and blaLEN genes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 23, no 3-4, 195-200 p.
Klebsiella pneumoniae; ESBL genes; Concurrent bi-directional SP6- and T7-sequence-tagged; PCR amplicon sequencing
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-17067DOI: 10.1016/j.mcp.2009.01.005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-17067DiVA: diva2:201569
Maria Tärnberg, Lennart E. Nilsson and Hans-Jürg Monstein, Molecular identification of blaSHV, blaLEN and blaOKP β-lactamase genes in Klebsiella pneumoniae by bi-directional sequencing of universal SP6- and T7-sequence-tagged blaSHV-PCR amplicons, 2009, Molecular and Cellular Probes, (23), 3-4, 195-200.
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