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Genetic dissection of the Ralstonia solanacearum hrp gene cluster reveals that the HrpV and HrpX proteins are required for Hrp pilus assembly

(2002) MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY. 44(4). p.935-946
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In both plant and mammalian Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria, type III secretion systems (TTSSs) play a crucial role in interactions with the host. All these systems share conserved proteins (called Hrc in plant pathogens), but each bacterium also produces a variable number of additional type III proteins either unique or with counterparts only in a limited number of related systems. In order to investigate the role of the different proteins encoded by the hrp gene cluster of the phytopathogenic bacterium Ralstonia solanacearum , non-polar mutants in all hrp genes (except for hrcQ) were analysed for their interactions with plants, their ability to secrete the PopA protein and their production of the Hrp pilus. In addition to Hrc proteins and the HrpY major component of the Hrp pilus, four additional Hrp proteins are indispensable for type III secretion and for interactions with plants. We also provide evidence that hrpV and hrpX mutants can still target the HrpY pilin outside the bacterial cell but are impaired in the production of Hrp pili, indicating that HrpV and HrpX proteins are involved in the assembly of this appendage.
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PLANT-CELLS, EPITHELIAL-CELLS, PATHOGENICITY FACTOR, AVR PROTEINS, OUTER-MEMBRANE, GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIA, PSEUDOMONAS-SOLANACEARUM, III SECRETION PATHWAY, SYRINGAE, LOCALIZATION

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Chicago
Van Gijsegem, Frédérique, Jacques Vasse, Riet De Rycke, Philippe Castello, and Christian Boucher. 2002. “Genetic Dissection of the Ralstonia Solanacearum Hrp Gene Cluster Reveals That the HrpV and HrpX Proteins Are Required for Hrp Pilus Assembly.” Molecular Microbiology 44 (4): 935–946.
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Van Gijsegem, F., Vasse, J., De Rycke, R., Castello, P., & Boucher, C. (2002). Genetic dissection of the Ralstonia solanacearum hrp gene cluster reveals that the HrpV and HrpX proteins are required for Hrp pilus assembly. MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY, 44(4), 935–946.
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Van Gijsegem F, Vasse J, De Rycke R, Castello P, Boucher C. Genetic dissection of the Ralstonia solanacearum hrp gene cluster reveals that the HrpV and HrpX proteins are required for Hrp pilus assembly. MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY. 2002;44(4):935–46.
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Van Gijsegem, Frédérique, Jacques Vasse, Riet De Rycke, et al. “Genetic Dissection of the Ralstonia Solanacearum Hrp Gene Cluster Reveals That the HrpV and HrpX Proteins Are Required for Hrp Pilus Assembly.” MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY 44.4 (2002): 935–946. Print.
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  abstract     = {In both plant and mammalian Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria, type III secretion systems (TTSSs) play a crucial role in interactions with the host. All these systems share conserved proteins (called Hrc in plant pathogens), but each bacterium also produces a variable number of additional type III proteins either unique or with counterparts only in a limited number of related systems. In order to investigate the role of the different proteins encoded by the hrp gene cluster of the phytopathogenic bacterium Ralstonia solanacearum , non-polar mutants in all hrp genes (except for hrcQ) were analysed for their interactions with plants, their ability to secrete the PopA protein and their production of the Hrp pilus. In addition to Hrc proteins and the HrpY major component of the Hrp pilus, four additional Hrp proteins are indispensable for type III secretion and for interactions with plants. We also provide evidence that hrpV and hrpX mutants can still target the HrpY pilin outside the bacterial cell but are impaired in the production of Hrp pili, indicating that HrpV and HrpX proteins are involved in the assembly of this appendage.},
  author       = {Van Gijsegem, Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique and Vasse, Jacques and De Rycke, Riet and Castello, Philippe and Boucher, Christian},
  issn         = {0950-382X},
  journal      = {MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY},
  keyword      = {PLANT-CELLS,EPITHELIAL-CELLS,PATHOGENICITY FACTOR,AVR PROTEINS,OUTER-MEMBRANE,GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIA,PSEUDOMONAS-SOLANACEARUM,III SECRETION PATHWAY,SYRINGAE,LOCALIZATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {935--946},
  title        = {Genetic dissection of the Ralstonia solanacearum hrp gene cluster reveals that the HrpV and HrpX proteins are required for Hrp pilus assembly},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2958.2002.02936.x},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {2002},
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