Differential gene expression by ramA in ciprofloxacin-resistant Salmonella Typhimurium

Jie Zheng, Fei Tian, Shenghui Cui, Jiuzhou Song, Shaohua Zhao, Eric Wayne Brown, Jianghong Meng

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Abstract

Overexpression of ramA has been implicated in resistance to multiple drugs in several enterobacterial pathogens. In the present study, Salmonella Typhimurium strain LTL with constitutive expression of ramA was compared to its ramA-deletion mutant by employing both DNA microarrays and phenotype microarrays (PM). The mutant strain with the disruption of ramA showed differential expression of at least 33 genes involved in 11 functional groups. The study confirmed at the transcriptional level that the constitutive expression of ramA was directly associated with increased expression of multidrug efflux pump AcrAB-TolC and decreased expression of porin protein OmpF, thereby conferring multiple drug resistance phenotype. Compared to the parent strain constitutively expressing ramA, the ramA mutant had increased susceptibility to over 70 antimicrobials and toxic compounds. The PM analysis also uncovered that the ramA mutant was better in utilization of 10 carbon sources and 5 phosphorus sources. This study suggested that the constitutive expression of ramA locus regulate not only multidrug efflux pump and accessory genes but also genes involved in carbon metabolic pathways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere22161
JournalPloS one
Volume6
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 22 2011

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Salmonella
ciprofloxacin
Salmonella typhimurium
Microarrays
Ciprofloxacin
Salmonella Typhimurium
Gene expression
Genes
Multiple Drug Resistance
Phenotype
Gene Expression
gene expression
mutants
Carbon
phenotype
Pumps
MDR Genes
transporters
Porins
Poisons

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Zheng, J., Tian, F., Cui, S., Song, J., Zhao, S., Brown, E. W., & Meng, J. (2011). Differential gene expression by ramA in ciprofloxacin-resistant Salmonella Typhimurium. PloS one, 6(7), [e22161]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0022161
Zheng, Jie ; Tian, Fei ; Cui, Shenghui ; Song, Jiuzhou ; Zhao, Shaohua ; Brown, Eric Wayne ; Meng, Jianghong. / Differential gene expression by ramA in ciprofloxacin-resistant Salmonella Typhimurium. In: PloS one. 2011 ; Vol. 6, No. 7.
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Differential gene expression by ramA in ciprofloxacin-resistant Salmonella Typhimurium. / Zheng, Jie; Tian, Fei; Cui, Shenghui; Song, Jiuzhou; Zhao, Shaohua; Brown, Eric Wayne; Meng, Jianghong.

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