Aspergillus fumigatus strains with mutations in the cyp51A gene do not always show phenotypic resistance to itraconazole, voriconazole, or posaconazole

Pilar Escribano, Sandra Recio, Teresa Peláez, Emilio Bouza, Jesús Guinea
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2011, 55 (5): 2460-2
We performed molecular identification of 98 Aspergillus fumigatus complex isolates with MICs of 1 to 4 μg/ml for itraconazole and searched for the presence of mutations in cyp51A. Most of the isolates (91%) belonged to A. fumigatus sensu stricto. We found 14 different mutations in nine isolates at codons different from G54, M220, G138, G448, and L98. We report new mutations at positions 165, 262, 479, and 497 (silent). The role of these mutations should be analyzed.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"