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Genetics of Functional AcrAB-TolC Tripartite Complex Assembly

Abstract Intrinsic antibiotic resistance is of growing concern in modern medical treatment. The primary action of multidrug resistant strains is through over-expression of active transporters which recognize a broad range of antibiotics. In Escherichia coli, the TolC-AcrAB complex has become a model system to understand antibiotic efflux. While the structures of these three proteins (and many of their homologs) are known, the exact mechanisms of interaction are still poorly understood. By mutational analysis of the TolC turn 1 residues, a drug hypersensitive mutant has been identified which is defective in functional interactions with AcrA and AcrB. Antibiotic resistant revertants carry alterations in both TolC and AcrA act by stabilizing functional... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Weeks, Jon W. (Author) / Misra, Rajeev (Advisor) / Stout, Valerie (Committee member) / Shi, Yixin (Committee member) / Clark-Curtiss, Josephine (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Microbiology / Antibiotic Efflux
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 202 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Microbiology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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