Shigella takes the temperature

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Abstract

For bacteria, temperature is a fairly reliable cue for entry into a vertebrate host. Many pathogenic bacteria sense elevated temperatures (37°C) and turn on virulence and metabolic genes appropriate for survival and growth within the host. A recent study demonstrated that the expression of a heme uptake protein in Shigella dysenteriae and pathogenic Escherichia coli was dependent on an RNA thermometer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-268
Number of pages2
JournalGut Microbes
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

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Shigella
Thermosensing
Shigella dysenteriae
Bacteria
Thermometers
Temperature
Heme
Cues
Virulence
Vertebrates
RNA
Escherichia coli
Growth
Genes
Proteins

Keywords

  • Heme
  • Iron
  • Listeria
  • PrfA
  • RNA thermometer
  • Shigella
  • ShuA
  • UPEC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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Shigella takes the temperature. / Viswanathan, Virinchipuram.

In: Gut Microbes, Vol. 4, No. 4, 07.2013, p. 267-268.

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Viswanathan, Virinchipuram. / Shigella takes the temperature. In: Gut Microbes. 2013 ; Vol. 4, No. 4. pp. 267-268.
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