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Title: HrpB7 from Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria is an essential component of the type III secretion system and shares features of HrpO/FliJ/YscO family members
Author(s): Drehkopf, Sabine
Otten, Christian
Hausner, Jens
Seifert, Tanja
Büttner, DanielaLook up in the Integrated Authority File of the German National Library
Issue Date: 2020
Type: Article
Language: English
Abstract: The Gram-negative bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria translocates effector proteins via a type III secretion system (T3SS) into eukaryotic cells. The T3SS spans both bacterial membranes and consists of more than 20 proteins, 9 of which are conserved in plant and animal pathogens and constitute the core subunits of the secretion apparatus. T3S in X. campestris pv. vesicatoria also depends on nonconserved proteins with yet unknown function including HrpB7, which contains predicted N- and C-terminal coiled-coil regions. In the present study, we provide experimental evidence that HrpB7 forms stable oligomeric complexes. Interaction and localisation studies suggest that HrpB7 interacts with inner membrane and predicted cytoplasmic (C) ring components of the T3SS but is dispensable for the assembly of the C ring. Additional interaction partners of HrpB7 include the cytoplasmic adenosinetriphosphatase HrcN and the T3S chaperone HpaB. The interaction of HrpB7 with T3SS components as well as complex formation by HrpB7 depends on the presence of leucine heptad motifs, which are part of the predicted N- and C-terminal coiled-coil structures. Our data suggest that HrpB7 forms multimeric complexes that associate with the T3SS and might serve as a docking site for the general T3S chaperone HpaB.
Open Access: Open access publication
License: (CC BY 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution 4.0(CC BY 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Sponsor/Funder: Publikationsfond MLU
Journal Title: Cellular microbiology
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher Place: Oxford [u.a.]
Volume: 22
Issue: 5
Original Publication: 10.1111/cmi.13160
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