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The stringent response of Bacillus anthracis contributes to sporulation but not to virulence

Microbiology

Dec 1, 2007

Willem van SchaikAgnès Fouet

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The Gram-positive, spore-forming pathogen Bacillus anthracis is the aetiological agent of anthrax. Its main virulence factors are two toxins and an anti-phagocytic capsule. When B. anthracis is grown in laboratory culture, the highest expression of the anthrax toxin genes occurs during ...read more

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Guanosine
RELA wt Allele
Stringent Response
RNA Chemical Synthesis
Sporulation
Valine
Microbial Anatomical Capsule Structure
Pathogenic Organism
Toxin
Anthrax Vaccines
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The stringent response of Bacillus anthracis contributes to sporulation but not to virulence

Microbiology

Dec 1, 2007

Willem van SchaikAgnès Fouet

PMID: 18048936

DOI: 10.1099/mic.0.2007/010355-0

Abstract

The Gram-positive, spore-forming pathogen Bacillus anthracis is the aetiological agent of anthrax. Its main virulence factors are two toxins and an anti-phagocytic capsule. When B. anthracis is grown in laboratory culture, the highest expression of the anthrax toxin genes occurs during ...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Guanosine
RELA wt Allele
Stringent Response
RNA Chemical Synthesis
Sporulation
Valine
Microbial Anatomical Capsule Structure
Pathogenic Organism
Toxin
Anthrax Vaccines
1
33

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Anthrax Vaccines

Three different types of anthrax vaccines are available; a live-attenuated, an alum-precipitated cell-free filtrate and a protein recombinant vaccine. The effectiveness between the three is uncertain, but the live-attenuated have shown to reduce the risk of anthrax with low adverse events. Here is the latest research on anthrax vaccines.

Virulence Factors

Virulence factors are molecules that are produced by organisms including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. They assist the organism in colonization, dissemination, and enhance the ability to survive in harsh environments and evade the host immune system. Discover the latest research on virulence factors here.

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Revisiting the stringent response, ppGpp and starvation signaling

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