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Escherichia coli K-12 contains nine paralogs of CspA, CspA–CspI, collectively known as CspA family of cold-shock proteins (CSPs). In spite of the high degree of similarity among themselves, only five (cspA, B, E, G and I) are induced during cold-stress. In the present study, we show that cspB, cspG and cspI, the members of cspA family, known to be induced(More)
cspE, a member of the cspA family of cold shock proteins in Escherichia coli, is an early cold-inducible protein. The nucleic acid melting ability and transcription antiterminator activity of CspE have been reported to be critical for growth at low temperature. Here, we show that the cyclic AMP receptor protein (CRP), a global regulator involved in sugar(More)
Bacterial persisters represent a small number of slow-growing antibiotic-tolerant cells among populations of rapidly growing cells, and are the main cause of frequent recurrent infections. MqsR-MqsA, the toxin-antitoxin (TA) pair, is the most frequently induced TA system associated with antibiotic persistence in Escherichia coli. In this study, we show that(More)
Escherichia coli K-12 contains nine paralogs of CspA, namely CspA-CspI. In spite of considerable sequence similarity among these genes, the individual members of this family show significant differences in their expression regulation. Among these nine members, cspA, B, G and I have been reported to be cold-induced. The unusually long 5'-untranslated region(More)
cspD, a member of cspA family of cold shock genes in Escherichia coli, is not induced during cold shock. Its expression is induced during stationary phase. CspD inhibits DNA replication, and a high level of the protein is toxic to cells. Recently, CspD was proposed to be associated with persister cell formation in E. coli. Here, we show that cyclic AMP(More)
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