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J Bacteriol. 2004 Sep;186(17):5945-9.

Identification of operators and promoters that control SXT conjugative transfer.

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Department of Microbiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Ave., Jaharis 425, Boston, MA 02111, USA.

Abstract

Transfer of SXT, a Vibrio cholerae-derived integrating conjugative element that encodes multiple antibiotic resistance genes, is repressed by SetR, a lambda434 cI-related repressor. Here we identify divergent promoters between s086 and setR that drive expression of the regulators of SXT transfer. One transcript encodes the activators of transfer, setC and setD. The second transcript codes for SetR and, like the cI transcript of lambda, is leaderless. SetR binds to four operators located between setR and s086; the locations and relative affinities of these sites suggest a model for regulation of SXT transfer.

PMID:
15317801
PMCID:
PMC516836
DOI:
10.1128/JB.186.17.5945-5949.2004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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