Several Legionella pneumophila proteins were highly expressed in low-temperature supernatants. One of these proteins was the peptidyl-prolyl isomerase PpiB. Mutants lacking ppiB exhibited reduced growth at 17°C. Since PpiB lacked a signal sequence and was present in 17°C supernatants of type II and type IV secretion mutants, this protein may be secreted by a novel mechanism.
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- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Food Science