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Roles of the extraintestinal pathogenic escherichia coli ZnuACB and ZupT Zinc Transporters during Urinary Tract Infection


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Sabri, Mourad; Houle, Sébastien et Dozois, Charles M. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4832-3936 (2009). Roles of the extraintestinal pathogenic escherichia coli ZnuACB and ZupT Zinc Transporters during Urinary Tract Infection Infection and Immunity , vol. 77 , nº 3. pp. 1155-1164. DOI: 10.1128/IAI.01082-08.

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Roles of the ZnuACB and ZupT transporters were assessed in Escherichia coli K-12 and uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) CFT073. K-12 and CFT073 Δznu ΔzupT mutants demonstrated decreased 65Zn2+ uptake and growth in minimal medium. CFT073Δznu demonstrated an intermediate decrease of 65Zn2+ uptake and growth in minimal medium, whereas the CFT073ΔzupT mutant grew as well as CFT073 and exhibited a less marked decrease in 65Zn2+ uptake. CFT073 mutants grew as well as the wild type in human urine. In competitive infections in CBA/J mice, the ΔzupT mutant demonstrated no disadvantage during urinary tract infection. In contrast, the UPEC Δznu and Δznu ΔzupT strains demonstrated significantly reduced numbers in the bladders (mean 4.4- and 30-fold reductions, respectively) and kidneys (mean 41- and 48-fold reductions, respectively). In addition, in single-strain infection experiments, the Δznu and Δznu ΔzupT mutants were reduced in the kidneys (P = 0.0012 and P <0.0001, respectively). Complementation of the CFT073 Δznu ΔzupT mutant with the znuACB genes restored growth in Zn-deflcient medium and bacterial numbers in the bladder and kidneys. The loss of the zinc transport systems decreased both motility and resistance to hydrogen peroxide, which could be restored by supplementation with zinc. Overall, the results indicate that Znu and ZupT are required for growth in zinc limited-conditions, that Znu is the predominant zinc transporter, and that the loss of Znu and ZupT has a cumulative effect on fitness during UTI, which may in part be due to reduced resistance to oxidative stress and motility.

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Centre: Centre INRS-Institut Armand Frappier
Date de dépôt: 01 juill. 2024 04:02
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URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/15146

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