Roles of rpoN, fliA, and flgR in expression of flagella in Campylobacter jejuni

Citation
A. Jagannathan et al., Roles of rpoN, fliA, and flgR in expression of flagella in Campylobacter jejuni, J BACT, 183(9), 2001, pp. 2937-2942
Citations number
24
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Microbiology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0021-9193 → ACNP
Volume
183
Issue
9
Year of publication
2001
Pages
2937 - 2942
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-9193(200105)183:9<2937:RORFAF>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
Three potential regulators of flagellar expression present in the genome se quence of Campylobacter jejuni NCTC 11168, the genes rpoN,flgR, and fliA, w hich encode the alternative sigma factor sigma (54), the sigma (54)-associa ted transcriptional activator FlgR, and the flagellar sigma factor sigma (2 8), respectively, were investigated for their role in global regulation of flagellar expression. The three genes were insertionally inactivated in C. jejuni strains NCTC 11168 and NCTC 11828. Electron microscopic studies of t he wild-type and mutant strains showed that the rpoN and flgR mutants were nonflagellate and that the fliA mutant had truncated flagella. Immunoblotti ng experiments with the three mutants confirmed the roles of rpoN, flgR, an d fliA in the expression of flagellin.