Ampicillin can induce b-lactamase in in-vitro susceptibility testing. Why? I need an answer.
Torunn Pedersen Roekenes
Torunnr at nfh.uit.no
Tue Jan 2 07:50:55 EST 1996
Transcription of the ampC promoter requires the AmpR activator
protein. The ligand responsible for activation is NOT
identical with the inducer ampicillin,and has not yet (to my
knowledge) been identified.
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