Using a Galleria mellonella animal model, we compared the virulence of two sequence type 258 (ST258) KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae strains, which were representative of the two clades of this clonal lineage, with that of isogenic colistin-resistant mgrB mutants. With both strains, the mgrB mutants did not exhibit modification in virulence. In the G. mellonella model, the clade 1 strain (capsular type cps-1 [wzi29, producing KPC-2]) was significantly more virulent than the clade 2 strain (capsular type cps-2 [wzi154, producing KPC-3]).
|Titolo:||Colistin resistance caused by inactivation of the MgrB regulator is not associated with decreased virulence of sequence type 258 KPC carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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