The two-component response regulator RcsB regulates type 1 piliation in Escherichia coli.

Department of Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA.
Journal of Bacteriology (Impact Factor: 2.69). 11/2007; 189(19):7159-63. DOI: 10.1128/JB.00705-07
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ABSTRACT The ability of Escherichia coli cells to produce type 1 pili depends upon the orientation of the fimA promoter. The orientation depends upon the ratios of the FimB and FimE recombinases. Here, we report that the two-component response regulator RcsB influences the piliation state by controlling fimB and fimE transcription.

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