methicillin resistant PBP2 [AMR Gene Family]

Accession ARO:3001208
DefinitionIn methicillin sensitive S. aureus (MSSA), beta-lactams bind to native penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) and disrupt synthesis of the cell membrane's peptidoglycan layer. In methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA), foreign PBP2a acquired by lateral gene transfer is able to perform peptidoglycan synthesis in the presence of beta-lactams.
Drug Classpenam
Resistance Mechanismantibiotic target replacement
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Paterson GK, et al. 2012. J Antimicrob Chemother 67(12): 2809-2813. The newly described mecA homologue, mecALGA251, is present in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from a diverse range of host species. (PMID 22941897)