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Infection of the mucous layer of the human stomach by Helicobacter pylori requires the bacterium to be motile and presumably chemotactic. Previous studies have shown that fully functional flagella are essential for motility and colonization, but the role of chemotaxis remains unclear. The two-component regulatory system CheA/CheY has been shown to play a(More)
Expression of the two Helicobacter pylori flagellin proteins FlaA and FlaB is required for full motility and persistent infection of the gastric mucosa. The mechanisms and regulation of the biosynthesis and export of flagella in H. pylori are still poorly understood. Scrutiny of the H. pylori 26695 genome sequence revealed homologues of FliQ and FlhB. The(More)
Although flagellar motility is essential for the colonisation of the stomach by Helicobacter pylori, little is known about the regulation of flagellar biosynthesis in this organism. We have identified a gene in H. pylori, designated fliI, whose deduced amino acid sequence revealed extensive homology with the FliI/LcrB/InvC family of proteins which energise(More)
We investigated the roles of fliF, fliS, flhB, fliQ, fliG, and fliI of Helicobacter pylori, predicted by homology to encode structural components of the flagellar basal body and export apparatus. Mutation of these genes resulted in nonmotile, nonflagellate strains. Western blot analysis showed that all the mutants had considerably reduced levels of both(More)
The gene encoding a 29-kDa flagellar sheath protein was cloned and found to be similar to hpaA, reported to encode an N-acetylneuraminyllactose-binding fibrillar hemagglutinin (D. G. Evans, T. K. Karjalainen, D. J. Evans, Jr., D. Y. Graham, and C. H. Lee, J. Bacteriol. 175:674-683, 1993). The transcriptional start was mapped by primer extension from(More)
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