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Name: Prof. Dr. Ayala Serrano, Juan Alfonso
Address: Campus U.A.M. Cantoblance
Institution: Centro de Biologia molecular Severo Ochoa CSIC
City: Madrid Zip: ES-28049
Country: Spain Phone:


Research Topics:
The objectives of our group are the analysis of the bacterial growth and cell division under diverse molecular approaches, and to study the mechanisms of resistance to the -lactam antibiotics, that have been developed by pathogens of clinical origin. Under this general scheme, we have developed two main aspects. One is the molecular characterization of the CTX-M -lactamases family, their mobilization mechanisms and the ancestral origin of the CTX-M-1 subfamily. And also the identification of PBPs and their role on the resistance mechanisms of anaerobic strains and Gram-negative enteric bacteria was analyzed. A new family of PBPs, belonging to the COG1680, with high homology with class C β-lactamases have been involved in morphogenesis and are going to be analyzed in a new project.


Organisms studied:
  • EPEC
  • ETEC
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Salmonella typhimurium
  • Shigella sonnei


Special methods / technologies:
- Structural characterization of peptidoglycan and peptidoglycan biosynthesis precursors by HPLC - Characterization and quantification of penicillin-binding proteins. - In vivo analysis of DD-peptidases activities. - All general techniques for Genomics and Proteomics (RT-PCR, 2D-PAGE, MALDI-TOF MS, DNA sequencing)


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