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PLoS One. 2013 Dec 30;8(12):e84567. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084567. eCollection 2013.

Characterization of the yehUT two-component regulatory system of Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi and Typhimurium.

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1
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom ; University of Cambridge Department of Pathology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
2
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
3
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom ; European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
4
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Positive Bioscience Ltd, Mumbai, India.
5
Medical Research Council Centre for Immune Regulation and Clinical Immunology Service, Institute of Biomedical Research, School of Immunity and Infection, College of Medicine and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
6
University of Cambridge Department of Pathology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom ; University of Edinburgh Division of Pathology, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia.
8
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Novartis Vaccines Institute for Global Health, Siena, Italy.
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Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore, T-Lab, Singapore, Singapore ; Department of Microbiology and Immunology (M/C 790), University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.
10
Medical Research Council Centre for Immune Regulation and Clinical Immunology Service, Institute of Biomedical Research, School of Immunity and Infection, College of Medicine and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom ; Novartis Vaccines Institute for Global Health, Siena, Italy.

Abstract

Proteins exhibiting hyper-variable sequences within a bacterial pathogen may be associated with host adaptation. Several lineages of the monophyletic pathogen Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi) have accumulated non-synonymous mutations in the putative two-component regulatory system yehUT. Consequently we evaluated the function of yehUT in S. Typhi BRD948 and S. Typhimurium ST4/74. Transcriptome analysis identified the cstA gene, encoding a carbon starvation protein as the predominantly yehUT regulated gene in both these serovars. Deletion of yehUT had no detectable effect on the ability of these mutant Salmonella to invade cultured epithelial cells (S. Typhi and S. Typhimurium) or induce colitis in a murine model (S. Typhimurium only). Growth, metabolic and antimicrobial susceptibility tests identified no obvious influences of yehUT on these phenotypes.

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24386394
PMCID:
PMC3875573
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10.1371/journal.pone.0084567
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