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Comparative "-omics" in mycoplasma pneumoniae clinical isolates reveals key virulence factors

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dc.contributor.author Lluch-Senar, Maria 1982-
dc.contributor.author Cozzuto, Luca
dc.contributor.author Cano, Jaime
dc.contributor.author Delgado Blanco, Javier
dc.contributor.author Lloréns Rico, Verónica, 1989-
dc.contributor.author Pereyre, Sabine
dc.contributor.author Bebear, Cécile
dc.contributor.author Serrano Pubull, Luis, 1982-
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-19T14:38:43Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-19T14:38:43Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Lluch-Senar M, Cozzuto L, Cano J, Delgado J, Llórens-Rico VT et al. Comparative "-omics" in mycoplasma pneumoniae clinical isolates reveals key virulence factors. PLoS ONE. 2015;10(9):e0137354. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137354
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/25158
dc.description.abstract The human respiratory tract pathogen M. pneumoniae is one of the best characterized minimal bacterium. Until now, two main groups of clinical isolates of this bacterium have been described (types 1 and 2), differing in the sequence of the P1 adhesin gene. Here, we have sequenced the genomes of 23 clinical isolates of M. pneumoniae. Studying SNPs, non-synonymous mutations, indels and genome rearrangements of these 23 strains and 4 previously sequenced ones, has revealed new subclasses in the two main groups, some of them being associated with the country of isolation. Integrative analysis of in vitro gene essentiality and mutation rates enabled the identification of several putative virulence factors and antigenic proteins; revealing recombination machinery, glycerol metabolism and peroxide production as possible factors in the genetics and physiology of these pathogenic strains. Additionally, the transcriptomes and proteomes of two representative strains, one from each of the two main groups, have been characterized to evaluate the impact of mutations on RNA and proteins levels. This study has revealed that type 2 strains show higher expression levels of CARDS toxin, a protein recently shown to be one of the major factors of inflammation. Thus, we propose that type 2 strains could be more toxigenic than type 1 strains of M. pneumoniae.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the European Research Council (ERC). This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 634942.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Public Library of Science (PLoS)
dc.relation.ispartof PLoS ONE. 2015;10(9):e0137354
dc.rights © 2015 Lluch-Senar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject.other Bacteris patògens
dc.subject.other Genètica bacteriana
dc.title Comparative "-omics" in mycoplasma pneumoniae clinical isolates reveals key virulence factors
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0137354
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/634942
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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