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Genes encoding synthetases of cyclic depsipeptides, anabaenopeptilides, in Anabaena strain 90
Anabaena strain 90 produces three hepatotoxic heptapeptides (microcystins), two seven‐residue depsipeptides called anabaenopeptilide 90A and 90B, and three six‐residue peptides calledExpand
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Characterization of Complement Factor H Binding to Yersinia enterocolitica Serotype O:3
ABSTRACT A number of bacteria bind factor H (FH), the negative regulator of the alternative complement pathway, to avoid complement-mediated killing. Here we show that a gram-negative entericExpand
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The PmrA‐PmrB two‐component system responding to acidic pH and iron controls virulence in the plant pathogen Erwinia carotovora ssp. carotovora
Efficient response to environmental cues is crucial to successful infection by plant‐pathogenic bacteria such as Erwinia carotovora ssp. carotovora. The expression of the main virulence genes of thisExpand
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Quorum sensing in the plant pathogen Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora: the role of expR(Ecc).
The production of the main virulence determinants of the plant pathogen Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora, the extracellular cell wall-degrading enzymes, is partly controlled by the diffusibleExpand
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Evidence for Conserved Function of γ–Glutamyltranspeptidase in Helicobacter Genus
The confounding consequences of Helicobacter bilis infection in experimental mice populations are well recognized, but the role of this bacterium in human diseases is less known. Limited data areExpand
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Campylobacter jejuni isolates in Finnish patients differ according to the origin of infection
BackgroundCampylobacter jejuni is a significant cause of bacterial enteritis worldwide. Very little is known about the pathogenicity mechanisms and virulence factors of this important enteropathogen.Expand
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Global regulators ExpA (GacA) and KdgR modulate extracellular enzyme gene expression through the RsmA-rsmB system in Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora.
The production of the main virulence determinants, the extracellular plant cell wall-degrading enzymes, and hence virulence of Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora is controlled by a complexExpand
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Simultaneous real-time PCR detection of Bacillus anthracis, Francisella tularensis and Yersinia pestis
This report describes the development of in-house real-time PCR assays using minor groove binding probes for simultaneous detection of the Bacillus anthracis pag and cap genes, the FrancisellaExpand
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Characterization of the Genome, Proteome, and Structure of Yersiniophage ϕR1-37
ABSTRACT The bacteriophage vB_YecM-ϕR1-37 (ϕR1-37) is a lytic yersiniophage that can propagate naturally in different Yersinia species carrying the correct lipopolysaccharide receptor. ThisExpand
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Altering Substrate Chain Length Specificity of an Acylhomoserine Lactone Synthase in Bacterial Communication*
Quorum sensing mediated by specific signal compounds (autoinducers) allows bacteria to monitor their cell density and enables a synchronized regulation of target gene sets. The best studied group ofExpand
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