Contribution of a novel gene, rpeA, encoding a putative autotransporter adhesin to intestinal colonization by rabbit-specific enteropathogenic Eschetichia coli
Denisse L Leyton, Louise M Adams, Michelle Kelly, Joan Sloan, Marija Tauschek, Roy M Robins-Browne, Elizabeth L Hartland
INFECTION AND IMMUNITY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2007
Rabbit-specific enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (REPEC) is an attaching and effacing pathogen of young rabbits. Using signature-tagged mutagenesis, we identified several known colonization factors of REPEC as well as a gene predicted to encode a novel autotransporter protein. This novel gene was termed rpeA for REPEC plasmid-encoded autotransporter.