Identification of the Vibrio vulnificus wbpP gene and evaluation of its role in virulence

Na Young Park, Jeong Hyun Lee, Myung Won Kim, Hee Gon Jeong, Byung Cheol Lee, Tae Sung Kim, Sang Ho Choi

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A wbpP gene encoding a putative UDP-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine C4 epimerase was identified and cloned from Vibrio vulnificus. The functions of the wbpP gene, assessed by the construction of an isogenic mutant and by evaluating its phenotype changes, demonstrated that WbpP is essential in both the pathogenesis and the capsular polysaccharide biosynthesis of V. vulnificus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)721-728
Number of pages8
JournalInfection and Immunity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1


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  • Immunology

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