Role of the Hha/YmoA family of proteins in the thermoregulation of the expression of virulence factors.


Virulent bacteria are able to sense temperature changes and respond by modifying the expression of--among others--genes that code for virulence factors. The chromatin-associated protein H-NS has been shown to play a role in the thermomodulation of virulence factor expression. In addition to H-NS, proteins of the Hha/YmoA family have also been identified in… (More)