Analysis of ToxR-dependent transcription activation of ompU, the gene encoding a major envelope protein in Vibrio cholerae.

Abstract

The membrane proteins ToxR and ToxS regulate a variety of genes associated with the virulence of Vibrio cholerae, the agent of human cholera. One of the ToxRS-regulated genes is the ompU gene, which encodes a porin that may also act as an adhesin. To begin to understand the mechanism of ompU transcription activation by ToxRS, we performed genetic and… (More)

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