tRNA genes and pathogenicity islands: influence on virulence and metabolic properties of uropathogenic Escherichia coli.

@article{Ritter1995tRNAGA,
  title={tRNA genes and pathogenicity islands: influence on virulence and metabolic properties of uropathogenic Escherichia coli.},
  author={Andreas Ritter and Gabriele Blum and Levente Em{\"o}dy and M{\'o}nika Ker{\'e}nyi and August Boeck and Barbara Neuhierl and Wolfgang Rabsch and Flemming Scheutz and Joerg Hacker},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          109-21
        }
}
The uropathogenic Escherichia coli strain 536 (O6:K15:H31) carries two unstable DNA regions on its chromosome which were termed pathogenicity islands (Pais). Both pathogenicity islands, Pai I and Pai II, are incorporated into tRNA specific loci: Pai I is located in the tRNA gene for selenocysteine (selC), and Pai II is integrated in the leucine-specific tRNA locus leuX. Mutant strain 536-21 has lost the two pathogenicity islands together with the intact tRNA genes. While 536 is a virulent… CONTINUE READING
BETA

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 38 CITATIONS

Influence of the leuX-encoded tRNA5(Leu) on the regulation of gene expression in pathogenic Escherichia coli.

  • Journal of molecular microbiology and biotechnology
  • 2002
VIEW 6 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…