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Type: Journal article
Title: Central role of manganese in regulation of stress responses, physiology, and metabolism in Streptococcus pneumoniae
Author: Ogunniyi, A.
Mahdi, L.
Jennings, M.
McEwan, A.
McDevitt, C.
Van der Hoek, M.
Bagley, C.
Hoffmann, P.
Gould, K.
Paton, J.
Citation: Journal of Bacteriology, 2010; 192(17):4489-4497
Publisher: Amer Soc Microbiology
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 0021-9193
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Abiodun D. Ogunniyi, Layla K. Mahdi, Michael P. Jennings, Alastair G. McEwan, Christopher A. McDevitt, Mark B. Van der Hoek, Christopher J. Bagley, Peter Hoffmann, Katherine A. Gould, and James C. Paton
Abstract: The importance of Mn2+ for pneumococcal physiology and virulence has been studied extensively. However, the specific cellular role(s) for which Mn2+ is required are yet to be fully elucidated. Here, we analyzed the effect of Mn2+ limitation on the transcriptome and proteome of Streptococcus pneumoniae D39. This was carried out by comparing a deletion mutant lacking the solute binding protein of the high-affinity Mn2+ transporter, pneumococcal surface antigen A (PsaA), with its isogenic wild-type counterpart. We provide clear evidence for the Mn2+-dependent regulation of the expression of oxidative-stress-response enzymes SpxB and Mn2+-SodA and virulence-associated genes pcpA and prtA. We also demonstrate the upregulation of at least one oxidative- and nitrosative-stress-response gene cluster, comprising adhC, nmlR, and czcD, in response to Mn2+ stress. A significant increase in 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase activity in the psaA mutant grown under Mn2+-replete conditions and upregulation of an oligopeptide ABC permease (AppDCBA) were also observed. Together, the results of transcriptomic and proteomic analyses provided evidence for Mn2+ having a central role in activating or stimulating enzymes involved in central carbon and general metabolism. Our results also highlight the importance of high-affinity Mn2+ transport by PsaA in pneumococcal competence, physiology, and metabolism and elucidate mechanisms underlying the response to Mn2+ stress.
Keywords: Streptococcus pneumoniae
Bacterial Proteins
Adhesins, Bacterial
Culture Media
Electrophoresis, Gel, Two-Dimensional
Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis
Gene Expression Profiling
Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial
Gene Deletion
Oxidative Stress
Heat-Shock Response
Rights: Copyright © 2010, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
DOI: 10.1128/JB.00064-10
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