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Title: Crp induces switching of the CsrB and CsrC RNAs in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and links nutritional status to virulence      
dateReleased:
12-31-2012
description:
Colonization of the intestinal tract and dissemination into deeper tissues by the enteric patho­gen Yersinia pseudotuberculosis demands expression of a special set of virulence factors important for the initiation and the persistence of the infection. In this study we demonstrate that many virulence-associated functions are coregulated with the carbohydrate metabolism. This link is mediated by the carbon storage regulator (Csr) system, including the regulatory RNAs CsrB and CsrC, and the cAMP receptor protein (Crp), which both control virulence gene expression in response to the nutrient composition of the medium. Here, we show that Crp regulates the synthesis of both Csr RNAs in an opposite manner. A loss of the crp gene resulted in a strong upregulation of CsrB synthesis, whereas CsrC levels were strongly reduced leading to downregulation of the viru­lence regulator RovA. Switching of the Csr RNA involves Crp-mediated re­pression of the response regulator UvrY which activates csrB transcription. To elucidate the regulatory links between virulence and carbon metabolism, we performed comparative metabolome, trans­­­crip­tome and phenotypic microarray analyses and found that Crp promotes oxidative catabolism of many different carbon sources, whereas fermentative patterns of metabolism are favoured when crp is deleted. Mouse infection experiments further demonstrated that Crp is pivotal for a success­ful Y. pseudo­tuber­culosis infection. In summary, placement of the Csr system and important virulence factors under control of Crp enables this pathogen to link its nutritional status to virulence in order to optimize bio­logical fitness and infection efficiency through the infec­tious life cycle. Y. pseudotuberculosis YPIII or the isogenic crp mutant strain were grown to late stationary phase at 25°C. Four biological replicates were employed for each experiment consisting of two pooled individual cultures and two pooled RNA preparation samples, respectively. Total RNA was extracted using SV Total RNA Isolation System (Promega). The samples were treated with RNase-free DNase (Roche Applied Science) and the quality of the RNA was confirmed by the lack of PCR amplification of the hns gene and by using an Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer.
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E-GEOD-42206
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42206
keywords:
functional genomics
dateModified:
06-02-2014
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available
types:
gene expression
name:
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis YPIII
ID:
A-GEOD-15095
name:
Agilent-020412 Yersinia pseudotuberculosis YPIII gene expression array
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accessURL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/query/acc.cgi?acc=GSE42206
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EBI
homePage: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/
ID:
SCR:004727
name:
European Bioinformatics Institute
homePage: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/
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SCR:002964
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