The rnc Gene Promotes Exopolysaccharide Synthesis and Represses the vicRKX Gene Expressions via MicroRNA-Size Small RNAs in Streptococcus mutans

Abstract

Dental caries is a biofilm-dependent disease that largely relies on the ability of Streptococcus mutans to synthesize exopolysaccharides. Although the rnc gene is suggested to be involved in virulence mechanisms in many other bacteria, the information regarding it in S. mutans is very limited. Here, using deletion or overexpression mutant assay, we… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00687

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@inproceedings{Mao2016TheRG, title={The rnc Gene Promotes Exopolysaccharide Synthesis and Represses the vicRKX Gene Expressions via MicroRNA-Size Small RNAs in Streptococcus mutans}, author={Meng-Ying Mao and Ying-Ming Yang and Ke-Zeng Li and Lei Lei and Meng Li and Yan Yang and Xiang Tao and Jia-Xin Yin and Ru Zhang and Xin-rong Ma and Tao Hu}, booktitle={Front. Microbiol.}, year={2016} }