IS6110-based restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv and its avirulent mutant H37Ra was performed by a number of restriction enzymes, including Nru I, EcoN I, Pst I, and Pvu II. No differences were found in the IS6110-fingerprints of the study strains by Nru I. One differential IS6110-positive restriction fragment was detected by EcoN I in strain H37Ra, while analysis by Pst I revealed that two fragments of the strain H37Rv were replaced by four novel IS6110-positive fragments in the strain H37Ra. By using Pvu II, a restriction enzyme that cleaves IS6110 once, and by probing for an IS6110-specific target sequence located to the right of the Pvu II site, we found that the strains H37Rv and H37Ra share 13 IS6110-positive restriction fragments and that one IS6110-positive restriction fragment of H37Rv is replaced by four novel fragments in H37Ra; by probing for an IS6110-specific target sequence to the left of the Pvu II site, 13 shared restriction fragments and 2 differential bands in strain H37Ra were detected. These findings demonstrate that novel insertions of the IS6110 element exist in the avirulent strain H37Ra and raise the question of the role, if any, of IS6110-insertional mutagenesis in the establishment of the avirulent M. tuberculosis H37Ra phenotype.
|Autori:||LARI N; RINDI L.; LAMI C; GARZELLI C|
|Titolo:||IS6110-based restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv and H37Ra|
|Anno del prodotto:||1999|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1006/mpat.1998.0270|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|