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The abilities of the 4-quinolones enoxacin and ofloxacin, inhibitors of DNA gyrase subunit A, to eliminate plasmids from Escherichia coli have been studied in a narrow concentration range just below the MIC. These compounds cured most efficiently at the highest concentration which still allows cell growth and produced 20% to 100% plasmid-free cells, depending upon the plasmid tested. Higher concentrations were required to eliminate plasmids from a gyrANalr strain, consistent with their higher MICs, but maximal curing frequencies were similar to those obtained with the Nals strain. Kinetics of plasmid elimination indicated that plasmid loss occurred by inhibition of plasmid replication, which seems to be somewhat more sensitive to the action of 4-quinolones than chromosome replication. Low or high curing frequencies with a given curing agent seem to be a property of the plasmid tested.


J Weisser, B Wiedemann. Elimination of plasmids by enoxacin and ofloxacin at near inhibitory concentrations. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy. 1986 Nov;18(5):575-83

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PMID: 3542924

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