Dec 1, 2019

Identification of Acinetobacter baumannii and its carbapenem-resistant gene blaOXA-23-like by multiple cross displacement amplification combined with lateral flow biosensor

Scientific Reports
Shoukui HuJin Gu


Acinetobacter baumannii is a frequent cause of the nosocomial infections. Herein, a novel isothermal amplification technique, multiple cross displacement amplification (MCDA) is employed for detecting all A. baumannii strains and identifying the strains harboring blaOXA-23-like gene. The duplex MCDA assay, which targets the pgaD and blaOXA-23-like genes, could identify the A. baumannii isolates and differentiate these isolates harboring blaOXA-23-like gene. The disposable lateral flow biosensors (LFB) were used for analyzing the MCDA products. A total of sixty-eight isolates, include fifty-three A. baumannii strains and fifteen non-A. baumannii strains, were employed to optimize MCDA methods and determine the sensitivity, specificity and feasibility. The optimal reaction condition is found to be 63 °C within 1 h, with limit of detection at 100 fg templates per tube for pgaD and blaOXA-23-like genes in pure cultures. The specificity of this assay is 100%. Moreover, the practical application of the duplex MCDA-LFB assay was evaluated using clinical samples, and the results obtained from duplex MCDA-LFB method were consistent with conventional culture-based technique. In sum, the duplex MCDA-LFB assay appears to be a reliable, rap...Continue Reading

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Strand Displacement Amplification
Isolate - Microorganism
Acinetobacter baumannii
GAC1 protein, human
Laboratory Culture
Microbial Culture (Procedure)
Drug, Natural Product

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