Michele Farris

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BipA is a novel member of the ribosome binding GTPase superfamily and is widely distributed in bacteria and plants. We report here that it regulates -multiple cell surface- and virulence-associated -components in the enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) strain E2348/69. The regulated components include bacterial flagella, the espC pathogenicity island(More)
We report the functional characterization of BipA, a GTPase that undergoes tyrosine phosphorylation in an enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) strain. BipA mutants adhere to cultured epithelial cells but fail to trigger the characteristic cytoskeletal rearrangements found in cells infected with wild-type EPEC. In contrast, increased expression of BipA(More)
Data from permeability profiling using the parallel artificial membrane permeability assay (PAMPA) and cell monolayer (Caco-2 and MDR1-MDCKII) methods were compared for two published compound sets and one in-house set. A majority of compounds in each set correlated (R(2) = 0.76-0.92), indicating the predominance of passive diffusion in the permeation of(More)
Salmonella typhimurium (official designation Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium) is an enteric pathogen and a principal cause of gastroenteritis in humans. A comprehensive description of the proteins of Salmonella and their patterns of expression under different environmental conditions would greatly increase our understanding of the virulence of this(More)
Salmonella adaptation to low pH is a critical survival response and essential for virulence. Here, we show that another key virulence-associated process, flagella-mediated cell motility, is co-regulated by low pH via the PhoPQ signal transduction system. Using a proteomic approach, we found that phase 1 and phase 2 flagellin were specifically down-regulated(More)
Microbes present special opportunities for proteomic analysis that are not yet available for other types of organisms, due mainly to the relative abundance of information on their genomes, their low levels of functional redundancy and their experimental tractability. They are also being used to develop and validate powerful new experimental approaches that(More)
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