cpsJ gene of Streptococcus iniae is involved in capsular polysaccharide synthesis and virulence


The capsular polysaccharides are an important virulence factor of Streptococcus iniae, protecting the bacterium from destruction and clearance by the immune system. The cpsJ gene encodes a putative UDP-glucose epimerase involved in the capsule synthesis system. To determine the role of the CpsJ protein in the production of the capsule, a ΔcpsJ mutant was… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10482-016-0750-1


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