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© Carmen Buchrieser, Marie-Christine Prevost
Legionella pneumophila et son flagelle, bactérie responsable de pneumopathie aigue grave. Bactérie de l'environnement , l'émergence récente de cette maladie s'explique par son affinité pour les systèmes modernes d'alimentation en eau comme les tours de refroidissement. Image colorisée.
Publication : International journal of medical microbiology : IJMM

GamA is a eukaryotic-like glucoamylase responsible for glycogen- and starch-degrading activity of Legionella pneumophila

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Published in International journal of medical microbiology : IJMM - 20 Oct 2010

Herrmann V, Eidner A, Rydzewski K, Blädel I, Jules M, Buchrieser C, Eisenreich W, Heuner K

Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 20965781

Int. J. Med. Microbiol. 2011 Feb;301(2):133-9

Legionella pneumophila (Lp) is the causative agent of Legionnaires’ disease, an atypical pneumonia. Lp is found in freshwater habitats and replicates within different protozoa (amoebae). It is known that Lp uses amino acids as primary energy and carbon sources for replication. However, very recently it was reported that Lp is able to metabolize also carbohydrates (glucose). Here, we present for the first time experimental evidence that the lpp0489 [gamA] gene encodes a eukaryotic-like glucoamylase (GamA) responsible for the glycogen- and starch-degrading activities of Lp. Although not essential for intra- and extracellular growth, we showed that GamA is expressed and active during intracellular replication in Acanthamoeba castellanii, suggesting that Lp is degrading glycogen during intracellular replication. Altogether, these findings indicate that Lp is indeed able to degrade exogenous polysaccharides and to utilize carbohydrates (glucose).

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20965781