E-GEOD-8689 - Role of the extracytoplasmic-function sigma Factor sigmaH in Mycobacterium tuberculosis global gene expression
Released on 3 August 2007, last updated on 2 May 2014
Like other bacterial species, Mycobacterium tuberculosis has multiple sigma (s) factors encoded in its genome. In previously published work, we and others have shown that mutations in some of these transcriptional activators render M. tuberculosis sensitive to various environmental stresses and, in some cases, cause attenuated virulence phenotypes. In this paper, we characterize a M. tuberculosis mutant lacking the ECF s factor sigma-H. This mutant was more sensitive than the wild type to heat shock and to various oxidative stresses, but did not show decreased ability to grow inside macrophages. Using quantitative reverse transcription-PCR and microarray technology, we have started to define the sigma-H regulon and its involvement in the global regulation of the response to heat shock and the thiol-specific oxidizing agent diamide. We identified 48 genes whose expression increased after exposure of M. tuberculosis to diamide; out of these, 39 were not induced in the sigH mutant, showing their direct or indirect dependence on sigma-H. Some of these genes encode proteins whose predicted function is related to thiol metabolism, such as thioredoxin, thioredoxin reductase and enzymes involved in cysteine and molybdopterine biosynthesis. Other genes under sigma-H control encode transcriptional regulators such as sigB, sigE, and sigH itself. Keywords: comparative genome hybridization design and genetic modification design 15 samples were analyzed. The quality controls were biological replicate and technical replicate
transcription profiling by array
SMD Staff <firstname.lastname@example.org>, M I Voskuil, R Manganelli
Role of the extracytoplasmic-function sigma factor sigma(H) in Mycobacterium tuberculosis global gene expression. Manganelli R, Voskuil MI, Schoolnik GK, Dubnau E, Gomez M, Smith I.