Absence of the mecC gene in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from various clinical samples: The first multi-centered study in Turkey


Cikman A., Aydin M., Gulhan B., KARAKEÇİLİ F., Kurtoglu M. G. , Yuksekkaya S., ...More

JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.12, no.4, pp.528-533, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jiph.2019.01.063
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.528-533

Abstract

Background: mecA is a predefined gene causing methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) isolates; however, it has been shown that some methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains do not carry this gene. Recently, in isolates found to be MRSA-positive but mecA-negative, a new resistance gene called mecC, which is a homolog of mecA, has been reported. This study aimed to investigate the mecC and mecA genes in MRSA strains isolated from different geographic regions in Turkey.