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dc.contributor.advisorKim, Sung-kun
dc.contributor.authorPark, Ji Soo
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-02T18:51:40Z
dc.date.available2014-06-02T18:51:40Z
dc.date.copyright2014-05-27
dc.date.issued2014-06-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/9020
dc.description.abstractSince bacterial pathogens are able to develop resistance after exposure to antibiotics, antibiotic resistance is a serious problem in medicine. Resistance to antibiotics occurs by the production of β-lactamases, which cleave the β-lactam bond present in common antibiotics such as penicillin. This study focuses on the overexpression and characterization of the New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase enzyme by conducting studies on the dependence of ionic strength, buffer concentration, and pH on the β-lactamase-catalyzed hydrolysis of Penicillin G. Results showed that NDM-1 was successfully purified. The effect of ionic strength on MOPS buffer showed an initial decrease and then an increase in the kcat/Km, while phosphate buffer showed an increase and then decrease in the kcat/Km value. In the case of buffer effect, MOPS and phosphate buffer showed a strong decrease in kcat/Km as buffer concentration increased. The pH studies showed some scattering data points, suggesting that the protein is unable to endure some acid/base conditions.en_US
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dc.subjectOverexpression and Characterization of Metallo-β-lactamase from Klebsilla pneumoniae: NDM-1en_US
dc.titleOverexpression and Characterization of Metallo-β-lactamase from Klebsilla pneumoniae: NDM-1en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholar.en_US
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