The RNA-binding protein Hfq of Listeria monocytogenes: role in stress tolerance and virulence.


In gram-negative bacteria, the RNA-binding protein Hfq has emerged as an important regulatory factor in a variety of physiological processes, including stress resistance and virulence. In Escherichia coli, Hfq modulates the stability or the translation of mRNAs and interacts with numerous small regulatory RNAs. Here, we studied the role of Hfq in the stress… (More)


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