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Volume 21, Number 10—October 2015

Methicillin-Susceptible, Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Brazil

Diana Panesso, Paul Planet, Lorena Diaz, Jean-Emmanuel Hugonnet, Truc T. Tran, Apurva Narechania, Jose M. Munita, Sandra Rincon, Lina P. Carvajal, Jinnethe Reyes, Alejandra Londoño, Hannah Smith, Robert Sebra, Gintaras Deikus, George M. Weinstock, Barbara E. Murray, Flavia Rossi, Michel Arthur, and Cesar A. AriasComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Universidad El Bosque, Bogota, Colombia (D. Panesso, P.J. Planet, L. Diaz, J.M. Munita, S. Rincon, L.P. Carvajal, J. Reyes, G. M. Weinstock, C.A. Arias); University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA (D. Panesso, T.T. Tran, J.M. Munita, A. Londoño, B.E. Murray, C.A. Arias); American Museum of Natural History, New York (P.J. Planet, A. Narechania); Columbia University, New York, New York, USA (P.J. Planet, A. Londoño, H. Smith); Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Paris, France (J.E. Hugonnet, M. Arthur); Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (J.E. Hugonnet, M. Arthur); Université Paris Descartes, Paris (J.E. Hugonnet, M. Arthur); Clinica Alemana de Santiago, Santiago, Chile (J.M. Munita); Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago (J.M. Munita); Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York (R. Sebra, G. Deikus); The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, USA (G.M. Weinstock); Universidade da São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (F. Rossi)

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Table 2

Relative abundance of peptidoglycan precursors in Staphylococcus aureus strains, Brazil*

Precursor Monoisotopic mass
Abundance (%) in corresponding strains
Observed Calculated VS-MSSA VR-MSSA (not induced) VR-MSSA (induced)
UDP-MurNaAc-tetrapeptide 1,078.35 1,078.35 27 32 29
UDP-MurNAc-pentapeptide 1,149.37 1,149.39 73 64 ND
UDP-MurNAc-pentadepsipeptide 1,150.37 1,150.37 ND 4 71

*Bacteria were grown on brain heart infusion (BHI) broth (not induced) or BHI supplemented with vancomycin (50 μg/mL). VS-MSSA, vancomycin-susceptible, methicillin-susceptible S. aureus; VR-MSSA, vancomycin-resistant, methicillin-susceptible S. aureus; ND, not detected.

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