Prevalence of Escherichia coli carrying pks islands in bacteremia patients

Eunyoung Lee, Yangsoon Lee

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Abstract

Escherichia coli can harbor genomic pks islands that code for a polyketide-peptide genotoxin known as colibactin. E. coli strains carrying pks islands trigger genetic instability. pks islands have been significantly associated with bacteremia. We investigated the molecular epidemiology of bacteremic E. coli isolates and the prevalence of bacteremia-causing E. coli carrying pks islands. A total of 146 E. coli isolates were collected at a tertiary-care hospital from January 2015 to December 2016. The phylogenetic groups were determined by multiplex PCR. All isolates were screened by PCR for sequence type 131 (ST131)-associated single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in mdh and gyrB. For detection of pks islands, we performed PCR for the clbB and clbN genes as colibactin system markers. Phylogenetic group B2 was the most common, accounting for 54.1% (N=79) of the isolates, followed by group D with 29.5% (N=43), group A with 11.6% (N=17), and group B1 with 4.8%. Of the group B2 isolates, 40.5% were ST131 strains and 32.9% carried pks islands. Only three ST131 isolates in group B2 carried the clbB and clbN genes, while the other 23 ST131 isolates did not. The pks gene might not be associated with ST131 strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of laboratory medicine
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018 Jan 1

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Bacteremia
Islands
Escherichia coli
Genes
Polyketides
Genomic Islands
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Molecular Epidemiology
Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mutagens
Tertiary Healthcare
Ports and harbors
Polymorphism
Tertiary Care Centers
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Nucleotides
Peptides
colibactin

Keywords

  • Bacteremia
  • ClbB
  • Escherichia coli
  • Pks islands
  • ST131

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