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Indian J Exp Biol. 2005 Jul;43(7):631-4.

Occurrence of sopE gene and its phenotypic expression among different serovars of Salmonella enterica isolated from man and animals.

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  • 1Department of Microbiology, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati 781 022, India. hr19@rediffmail.com

Abstract

Salmonella pathogenesis is a complex phenomenon and a Type III secretion system plays a central role in the development of Salmonella-induced enteritis. One such Type III secretion protein is Salmonella outer protein E (SopE). Prevalence of sopE gene and its phenotypic expression (SopE protein) among different serovars of Salmonella enterica isolated from man and animals were investigated. Of 305 strains of S. enterica belonging to 11 serovars tested for the presence of sopE, 130 strains belonging to three serovars viz., Enteritidis, Gallinarum and Virchow were found to carry sopE gene irrespective of their source of isolation when tested by PCR amplification technique using its specific primers. Of these 130 strains, 112 strains were found to express SopE protein phenotypically as detected by Dot-ELISA using SopE antibody. Among the different serovars tested only serovars Gallinarum, Enteritidis and Virchow expressed SopE protein phenotypically in vitro. Role of SopE protein in pathogenesis of salmonellosis has been discussed.

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