Takeshi Haneda

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Salmonella pathogenicity islands are inserted into the genome by horizontal gene transfer and are required for expression of full virulence. Here, we performed tRNA scanning of the genome of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium and compared it with that of nonpathogenic Escherichia coli in order to identify genomic islands that contribute to Salmonella(More)
Nontyphoid Salmonella enterica requires the plasmid-encoded spv genes to establish successful systemic infection in experimental animals. The SpvB virulence-associated protein has recently been shown to contain the ADP-ribosyltransferase domain. SpvB ADP-ribosilates actin and depolymerizes actin filaments when expressed in cultured epithelial cells.(More)
Serum resistance is a crucial virulence factor for the development of systemic infections, including bacteraemia, by many pathogenic bacteria. Salmonella enterica serovar Choleraesuis is an important enteric pathogen that causes serious systemic infections in swine and humans. Here, it was found that, when introduced into Escherichia coli, a recombinant(More)
A type III secretion system (T3SS) is utilized by a large number of gram-negative bacteria to deliver effectors directly into the cytosol of eukaryotic host cells. One essential component of a T3SS is an ATPase that catalyzes the unfolding of proteins, which is followed by the translocation of effectors through an injectisome. Here we demonstrate a(More)
SlyA protein plays a key role in virulence in Salmonella enterica. In this study, we evaluated the ability of the slyA mutant strain of S. enterica serovar Choleraesuis (S. choleraesuis) to protect against swine salmonellosis. Using a murine model infected with S. enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. typhimurium), we showed that the Salmonella strain with a(More)
The global ppGpp-mediated stringent response in pathogenic bacteria plays an important role in the pathogenesis of bacterial infections. In Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium), several genes, including virulence genes, are regulated by ppGpp when bacteria are under the stringent response. To understand the control of virulence genes by(More)
The nucleotide sequence of a small plasmid, designated pRF-1, isolated from Salmonella enterica serovar Choleraesuis, was determined. We identified seven open reading frames (ORFs) encoded by 6066 nucleotides with a total G + C content of 53.6%. Analysis of the complete nucleotide sequence revealed a replicon of pRF-1 to have high similarity to the p15A(More)
The complete nucleotide sequence of pKDSC50, a large virulence plasmid from Salmonella enterica serovar Choleraesuis strain RF-1, has been determined. We identified 48 of the open reading frames (ORFs) encoded by the 49,503-bp molecule. pKDSC50 encodes a known virulence-associated operon, the spv operon, which is composed of genes essential for systemic(More)
The type III secretion system encoded by Salmonella pathogenicity island 2 (SPI-2) is essential for the intracellular survival and replication of Salmonella enterica. The expression of SPI-2 genes is dependent on a two-component regulatory system, SsrA (SpiR)/SsrB, encoded in the SPI-2 region. This paper shows that SlyA regulates transcription of the sensor(More)
Salmonella phosphothreonine lyase SpvC inactivates the dual-phosphorylated host mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) through β-elimination. While SpvC can be secreted in vitro by both Salmonella pathogenicity island (SPI)-1 and SPI-2 type III secretion systems (T3SSs), translocation of this protein into the host cell cytosol has only been demonstrated(More)
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