Thesis / Dissertation

Coxiella burnetii control of the host transcription factors TFEB and TFE3

Bhavna Padmanabhan, Hayley Newton (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Coxiella burnetii, the etiological agent of the zoonotic disease Q fever, is an obligate Gram-negative intracellular bacterial pathogen that replicates inside the lysosome-derived CCV (Coxiella-containing vacuole) within mammalian hosts. The CCV maintains the degradative and acidic nature of the host lysosome despite C. burnetii directing the massive expansion of this compartment to accommodate the replicating pathogen. To establish this unique replicative niche, C. burnetii requires the Dot/Icm type IV secretion system (T4SS). This T4SS translocates approximately 150 effectors into the host cell to modulate various cellular processes. To date, the functional role of very few of these effect..

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