Ramachandran, Geetha and Gurumurthy, Prema and Narayanan, PR and Mahadevan, Usha (1999) Cytochrome P-450 in drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In: Current Science, 76 (9). pp. 1231-1234.
Methods for the isolation and spectrophotometric determination of cytochrome P-450 in mycobacteria were standardized. Cytochrome P-450 levels were estimated in Mycobacterium tuberculosis organisms sensitive to both isoniazid and rifampicin and resistant to any of the two drugs. Cytochrome P- 450 was isolated and its presence was shown in M. smegmatis, M. fortuitum, M. chelonae and M. tuberculosis H(37)Rv. The cytochrome P-450 content was significantly elevated in M. tuberculosis, resistant to both isoniazid and rifampicin when compared with the corresponding sensitive strains. It therefore appears that cytochrome P-450 might play a role in causing drug resistance in tuberculosis.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||The copyright belongs to Indian Academy of Science.|
|Keywords:||Mycobacterium tuberculosis;spectrophotometric determination;tuberculosis organisms;cytochrome P 450|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry|
|Date Deposited:||01 Apr 2005|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:15|
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