Affordable Access

The sequences of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli and Yersinia pestis that are homologous to the enteroaggregative E. coli heat-stable enterotoxin gene: cross-species transfer in evolution.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
FEBS Letters
0014-5793
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Volume
472
Issue
1
Pages
22–26
Identifiers
PMID: 10781798
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The enteroaggregative Escherichia coli heat-stable enterotoxin 1 (EAST1) gene is widely distributed among diarrheagenic E. coli. In this study, we examined the sequences of enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) strains by PCR and sequencing. All the EHEC strains possessed the EAST1 gene homologues but with two types of mutations. One of the mutation types was strongly associated with the large outbreak episodes in 1996 in Japan. Sequence comparison showed that the EHEC sequences are a branch of the EAST1 gene sequence family that showed the cross-species transfer in evolution among E. coli and Yersinia pestis.

Statistics

Seen <100 times