Proteome of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical strain of sequence type ST398

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TitleProteome of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical strain of sequence type ST398
Publication TypePapers in Scientific Journals
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsMonteiro R., Vitorino R., Domingues P., Radhouani H., Carvalho C., Poeta P., Torres C., and Igrejas G.

Proteomics is a powerful tool to analyze the differences in gene expression of bacterial strains. Staphylococcus aureus has long been recognized as an important pathogen in human disease. In order to investigate this pathogen, the proteome of a clinical methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strain of the sequence type ST398 was determined using 2-DE. Using 2-DE we obtained a total of 105 spots the MRSA strain. Furthermore in correlation with bioinformatic databases, they allowed accurate identification and characterization of proteins, resulting in 227 identified proteins. There were found proteins related to basic function of the cell, but also proteins related to virulence like catalase, specific of S. aureus species, and proteins related to antibiotic resistance. Proteins associated with antibiotic resistance or virulence factors are related to genomic databases. The most abundant classes identified involved glycolysis, energy production, one-carbon metabolism, and oxidation-reduction process, all of which reflect an active metabolism. These results highlight the importance of proteomics to deepen in the knowledge of protein expression of MRSA strain of the lineage ST398, microorganism with diverse and important resistance mechanisms. With this proteome map we have an essential tool for a better understanding of this pathogen and providing new data for protein databases.

JournalJournal of Proteomics
Date Published2012-01-05
KeywordsAntibiotic resistance, Genomics, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Microbial proteome, Proteomics
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