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dc.contributor.advisorKim, Sung-Kun, 1968-
dc.contributor.authorSolida, Nicole R.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-11T14:19:39Z
dc.date.available2014-06-11T14:19:39Z
dc.date.copyright2014-05
dc.date.issued2014-06-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/9109
dc.description.abstractThe rate at which pathogenic bacteria are gaining antibiotic resistance has become increasingly alarming. Major contributors of this antibiotic resistance in microbes are a class of enzymes known as β-lactamases. These enzymes are effective in breaking down the most commonly prescribed antibiotics at present. This work investigates two separate metallo-β-lactamase enzymes, first IMP-1, which provides antibiotic resistance to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and second Bla2, which grants antibiotic resistance to Bacillus anthracis. The main focus of this work was to investigate and characterize IMP-1 according to its activity and stability in temperature and pH. This was done in an effort to increase the general knowledge for potential inhibitors to be designed. The secondary focus of this work was to examine the ability of novel hydroxamate compounds to inhibit the growth of bacterial cells expressing Bla2. In addition to this work, aptamers were investigated as a potential means of future inhibitor design.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectProtein characterization.en_US
dc.subjectPseudomonas aeruginosa.en_US
dc.subjectIMP-1.en_US
dc.subjectMinimum inhibitory concentration testing.en_US
dc.subjectMIC test.en_US
dc.subjectBacillus anthracis.en_US
dc.subjectBla2.en_US
dc.subjectMetallo-beta-lactamase.en_US
dc.subjectDNA affinity column.en_US
dc.subjectAntibiotic resistance.en_US
dc.subjectAptamers.en_US
dc.titleCharacterization of the metallo-ß-lactamase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa, IMP-1.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentChemistry and Biochemistry.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry.en_US


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