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Role of the SaeRS two-component regulatory system in Staphylococcus epidermidis autolysis and biofilm formation

ABSTRACT: Background: Staphylococcus epidermidis (SE) has emerged as one of the most important causes of nosocomial infections. The SaeRS two-component signal transduction system (TCS) influences virulence and biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus. The deletion of saeR in S. epidermidis results in impaired anaerobic growth and decreased nitrate utilization. However, the regulatory function of SaeRS on biofilm formation and autolysis in S. epidermidis remains unclear. Results: The saeRS genes of SE1457 were deleted by homologous recombination. The saeRS deletion mutant, SE1457DsaeRS, exhibited increased biofilm formation that was disturbed more severely (a 4-fold reduction) by DNase I treatment compared to SE1457 and the complementation strain SE1457saec. Compared to SE1457 and SE1457saec, SE1457DsaeRS showed increased Triton X-100-induced autolysis (approximately 3-fold) and decreased cell viability in planktonic/biofilm states; further, SE1457DsaeRS also released more extracellular DNA (eDNA) in the biofilms. Correlated with the increased autolysis phenotype, the transcription of autolysis-related genes, such as atlE and aae, was increased in SE1457DsaeRS. Whereas the expression of accumulation-associated protein was up-regulated by 1.8-fold in 1457DsaeRS, the expression of an N-acetylglucosaminyl transferase enzyme (encoded by icaA) critical for polysaccharide intercellular adhesion (PIA) synthesis was not affected by the deletion of saeRS. Conclusions: Deletion of saeRS in S. epidermidis resulted in an increase in biofilm-forming ability, which was associated with increased eDNA release and up-regulated Aap expression. The increased eDNA release from SE1457DsaeRS was associated with increased bacterial autolysis and decreased bacterial cell viability in the planktonic/biofilm states. Comparision between SE1457 wild type strain and SA1457 SaeRS mutant strain after 4 hours and 12 hours of growth

ORGANISM(S): Staphylococcus epidermidis  

SUBMITTER: Haijing Ben   Jian Hu  Fangyou Yu  FRANCOIS Patrice  Jacques Schrenzel  Jinsong Yang  Di Qu  Patrice Francois  Yang Wu  Tao Zhu  Adrien Fischer  Jingran Liu  Qiang Lou 

PROVIDER: E-GEOD-29309 | ArrayExpress | 2012-01-12



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