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Threonine Metabolism in E. faecalis

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Enterococci are Gram-positive, facultative anaerobic and Lactic acid producing bacteria. Most strains are non-hemolytic. E. faecalis (Enterococcus faecalis), also known as S. faecalis (Streptococcus faecalis), the second most frequent enterococcal species, is a saprophytic commensal that inhabits the oral cavity and gastrointestinal flora of humans and animals and behaves as an opportunistic pathogen causing severe urinary tract infections, surgical wound infections, Bacteremia, and bacterial Endocarditis. The increased incidence of E. faecalis infection has been related to the innate resistance of this microorganism to many commonly used antimicrobial agents and to its ability to become resistant to most, and in some cases to all, of the presently available antibiotics, either by mutation or by incorporation of foreign genetic material (Ref.1). As [...]


1.Enterococcal bacteraemia in a tertiary care hospital of North India.
Mohanty S, Kapil A, Das BK.
J. Indian. Med. Assoc. 2005 Jan;103(1):31-2, 34, 36-7.
2.Clinical Implications of Biofilm Formation by Enterococcus faecalis in the Urinary Tract.
Seno Y, Kariyama R, Mitsuhata R, Monden K, Kumon H.
Acta. Med. Okayama. 2005 Jun;59(3):79-87.
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