Sonia Shokeen

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The par stability determinant of Enterococcus faecalis plasmid pAD1 is the only antisense RNA-regulated addiction module identified to date in gram-positive bacteria. par encodes two small, convergently transcribed RNAs, designated RNA I and RNA II, that function as the toxin (Fst)-encoding and antitoxin components, respectively. Previous work showed that(More)
The mating response of Enterococcus faecalis cells carrying the conjugative plasmid pCF10 is controlled by multiple regulatory circuits. Initiation of transcription of the prgQ conjugation operon is controlled by the peptide receptor protein PrgX; binding of the pheromone peptide cCF10 to PrgX abolishes PrgX repression, while binding of the inhibitor(More)
The par stability determinant is required for the stable inheritance of the plasmid pAD1 in its native host, Enterococcus faecalis. It is the only antisense RNA-regulated addiction module identified to date in gram-positive bacteria. It encodes two small, convergently transcribed RNAs, RNA I and RNA II. RNA I encodes the Fst toxin and RNA II acts as the(More)
Conjugation of the E. faecalis plasmid pCF10 is triggered in response to peptide sex pheromone cCF10 produced by potential recipients. Regulation of this response is complex and multi-layered and includes a small regulatory RNA, Anti-Q that participates in a termination/antitermination decision controlling transcription of the conjugation structural genes.(More)
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