Feb 14, 2012

Hfq regulates biofilm gut blockage that facilitates flea-borne transmission of Yersinia pestis

Journal of Bacteriology
Katherine A RempeViveka Vadyvaloo

Abstract

The plague bacillus Yersinia pestis can achieve transmission by biofilm blockage of the foregut proventriculus of its flea vector. Hfq is revealed to be essential for biofilm blockage formation and acquisition and fitness of Y. pestis during flea gut infection, consistent with posttranscriptional regulatory mechanisms in plague transmission.

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Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial
Bacterial Proteins
Transcription, Genetic
Gene Deletion
Plague
Yersinia Infections
Plague Vaccine
Host-Pathogen Interactions
Primitive Foregut Structure
Yersinia pestis

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