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標題: A chaperone-like HrpG protein acts as a suppressor of HrpV in regulation of the Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae type III secretion system
作者: Wei, C.F.
Deng, W.L.
Huang, H.C.
關鍵字: gram-negative bacteria;stewartii subsp stewartii;alternate;sigma-factor;yeast 2-hybrid system;hypersensitive response;yersinia-enterocolitica;gene-cluster;2-component system;posttranscriptional mechanism;harpin(pss) secretion
Project: Molecular Microbiology
期刊/報告no:: Molecular Microbiology, Volume 57, Issue 2, Page(s) 520-536.
The cloned hrp/hrc cluster of Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae 61 (Pss61) contains 28 proteins, and many of those are assembled into a type III secretion system (TTSS) that is responsible for eliciting the hypersensitive response (HR) in non-host plants and causing diseases on host plants (Huang et al., 1995). hrpG, the second gene in the hrpC operon, encodes a 15.4 kDa cytoplasmic protein whose predicted structure is similar to SicP (E-value: 0.19), a TTSS chaperone of Salmonella typhimurium. Two non-polar hrpG mutants, Pss61-N826 and Pss61-N674, were produced to investigate the biological function of hrpG gene. Pss61-N826, generated by replacing the coding sequence of hrpG with an nptII gene lacking both the promoter and the terminator, was found to be capable of eliciting the wild-type HR; whereas Pss61-N674 generated by replacement of a terminatorless nptII gene in the hrpG coding sequence showed the delayed HR phenotype. Northern and Western blotting analyses showed that the expression of hrpZ, hrcJ and hrcQb genes residing on two different operons in Pss61-N674 was reduced due to the nptII promoter-driven constitutive expression of hrpV that codes for a negative regulator. Interestingly, a plasmid-borne hrpG can derepress the hrp expression in Pss61-N674 and in Pss61 overexpressing HrpV without decreasing the hrpV transcript. Moreover, results of yeast two-hybrid assay, pull-down assay and far Western analysis show that HrpG and HrpV interact with each other in vivo and in vitro. Additionally, HrpV interacts with a positive regulator HrpS according to analysis of a yeast two-hybrid system. Based on the results presented in this study, we propose that HrpG acts as a suppressor of the negative regulator HrpV mediated via protein-protein interaction, leading to modulation of hrp/hrc expression subsequently freeing HrpS to promote the activation of other downstream hrp/hrc genes.
ISSN: 0950-382X
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2005.04704.x
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