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The Leucine-Responsive Regulatory Protein, Lrp, Modulates Microcin J25 Intrinsic Resistance in Escherichia coli by Regulating Expression of the YojI Microcin Exporter▿

By Sergio B. Socías, Paula A. Vincent and Raúl A. Salomón


Many Escherichia coli K-12 strains display an intrinsic resistance to the peptide antibiotic microcin J25. In this study, we present results showing that the leucine-responsive regulatory protein, Lrp, is involved in this phenotype by acting as a positive regulator of YojI, a chromosomally encoded efflux pump which expels microcin out of cells. Exogenous leucine antagonizes the effect of Lrp, leading to a diminished expression of the pump and an increased susceptibility to microcin J25

Topics: Genetics and Molecular Biology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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