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Mechanism of mercuric chloride resistance in microorganisms. I. Vaporization of a mercury compound from mercuric chloride by multiple drug resistant strains of Escherichia coli

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Abstract

Three strains of Escherichia coli possessing the multiple drug resistance were found to be resistant also to HgCl/sub 2/, though they were sensitive to other heavy metal ions such as nickel, cobalt, cadmium and zinc ions. Like the resistance to drugs such as chloramphenicol and tetracycline, the HgCl/sub 2/ resistance could be transferred from a resistant strain of E. coli to sensitive strains of E. coli and Aerobacter aerogenes. The resistant strains could grow in the presence of 0.02 mM HgCl/sub 2/, whereas a sensitive strain failed to grow in the presence of 0.01 mM HgCl/sub 2/. During cultivation in the presence of HgCl/sub 2/, the cells of resistant strain vaporized a form of radioactive mercury when incubated with /sup 203/HgCl/sub 2/, glucose and NaCl in phosphate buffer while the cells of sensitive strain showed no such activity. This phenomenon seemed to explain the HgCl/sub 2/ resistance of the resistant strains.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1971
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Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-85-186367
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Journal Name: J. Biochem. (Tokyo); (Japan); Journal Volume: 70
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; ESCHERICHIA COLI; SENSITIVITY; MERCURY COMPOUNDS; EVAPORATION; AEROBACTER; ANTIBIOTICS; CADMIUM; COBALT; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; GROWTH; MERCURY 203; MERCURY CHLORIDES; METABOLISM; NICKEL; ZINC; ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS; BACTERIA; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CHLORIDES; CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; DATA; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DRUGS; ELEMENTS; EVEN-ODD NUCLEI; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HEAVY NUCLEI; INFORMATION; ISOTOPES; MERCURY HALIDES; MERCURY ISOTOPES; METALS; MICROORGANISMS; NUCLEI; NUMERICAL DATA; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; RADIOISOTOPES; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; 560302* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Microorganisms- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
5018475
Research Organizations:
Tohoku Univ., Sendai, Japan
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: JOBIA
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HEDB
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Pages: 885-893
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Komura, I, and Izaki, K. Mechanism of mercuric chloride resistance in microorganisms. I. Vaporization of a mercury compound from mercuric chloride by multiple drug resistant strains of Escherichia coli. Japan: N. p., 1971. Web.
Komura, I, & Izaki, K. Mechanism of mercuric chloride resistance in microorganisms. I. Vaporization of a mercury compound from mercuric chloride by multiple drug resistant strains of Escherichia coli. Japan.
Komura, I, and Izaki, K. 1971. "Mechanism of mercuric chloride resistance in microorganisms. I. Vaporization of a mercury compound from mercuric chloride by multiple drug resistant strains of Escherichia coli." Japan.
@misc{etde_5018475,
title = {Mechanism of mercuric chloride resistance in microorganisms. I. Vaporization of a mercury compound from mercuric chloride by multiple drug resistant strains of Escherichia coli}
author = {Komura, I, and Izaki, K}
abstractNote = {Three strains of Escherichia coli possessing the multiple drug resistance were found to be resistant also to HgCl/sub 2/, though they were sensitive to other heavy metal ions such as nickel, cobalt, cadmium and zinc ions. Like the resistance to drugs such as chloramphenicol and tetracycline, the HgCl/sub 2/ resistance could be transferred from a resistant strain of E. coli to sensitive strains of E. coli and Aerobacter aerogenes. The resistant strains could grow in the presence of 0.02 mM HgCl/sub 2/, whereas a sensitive strain failed to grow in the presence of 0.01 mM HgCl/sub 2/. During cultivation in the presence of HgCl/sub 2/, the cells of resistant strain vaporized a form of radioactive mercury when incubated with /sup 203/HgCl/sub 2/, glucose and NaCl in phosphate buffer while the cells of sensitive strain showed no such activity. This phenomenon seemed to explain the HgCl/sub 2/ resistance of the resistant strains.}
journal = {J. Biochem. (Tokyo); (Japan)}
volume = {70}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Japan}
year = {1971}
month = {Jan}
}