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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
14975
Status
Published
Date of creation
2006-06-09 16:32 UTC (kirsty.mclean.consultant@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2014-02-26 20:38 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2014-02-26 20:38 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Beta-lactamase gene
Abbreviation
CS-bla-ECOLX
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
No
Donor organism
Donor organism
Escherichia coli - ECOLX
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
beta-lactamase
Biological function
Beta-lactamases are enzymes produced by some bacteria and are responsible for their resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics like penicillins, cephamycins, and carbapenems (ertapenem) (Cephalosporins are relatively resistant to beta-lactamase).

These antibiotics have a common element in their molecular structure: a four-atom ring known as a beta-lactam. The lactamase enzyme breaks that ring open, deactivating the molecule's antibacterial properties
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology
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