KPC-82 is a KPC-2 variant identified in a carbapenem-nonsusceptible Citrobacter koseri that confers high-level resistance to ceftazidime-avibactam. Genomic analysis revealed that blaKPC-82 is carried by a chromosomally integrated Tn4401 transposon (disrupting porin gene phoE) and evolved by a 6-nucleotide tandem repeat duplication causing a two-amino-acid insertion (Ser-Asp) within the Ala267-Ser275 loop. Similar to related KPC variants, KPC-82 showed decreased carbapenemase activity when expressed in a heterologous background and remained susceptible to carbapenem/b-lactamase inhibitor combinations.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pharmacology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases