Journal article

PerR controls Mn-dependent resistance to oxidative stress in Neisseria gonorrhoeae

HJ Wu, KL Seib, YN Srikhanta, SP Kidd, JL Edwards, TL Maguire, SM Grimmond, MA Apicella, AG McEwan, MP Jennings

MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2006

Abstract

In previous studies it has been established that resistance to superoxide by Neisseria gonorrhoeae is dependent on the accumulation of Mn(II) ions involving the ABC transporter, MntABC. A mutant strain lacking the periplasmic binding protein component (MntC) of this transport system is hypersensitive to killing by superoxide anion. In this study the mntC mutant was found to be more sensitive to H2O2 killing than the wild-type. Analysis of regulation of MntC expression revealed that it was de-repressed under low Mn(II) conditions. The N. gonorrhoeae mntABC locus lacks the mntR repressor typically found associated with this locus in other organisms. A search for a candidate regulator of mntABC..

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