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© Michel-Robert Popoff
Clostridium difficile en microscopie à contraste de phase. On distingue des bactéries sporulées, non sporulées et d'autres en cours de lyse (destruction). Bactérie de l'environnement (sol, eau, foin, sable), elle est à l'origine d'infections nosocomiales survenant après un traitement antibiotique : Clostridium difficile prédomine alors que les autres bactéries de la flore intestinale ont été détruites. L'infection peut provoquer deux types de pathologies graves : les colites pseudo-membraneuses dont l'origine est quasiment due à 100 % à C. difficile et la diarrhée post-antibiothérapie due à C. difficile dans 30 % des cas de ces diarrhées.
Publication : Environmental microbiology

The σ signalling activation pathway in the enteropathogen Clostridioides difficile

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Diseases
Organisms
Applications
Technique

Published in Environmental microbiology - 29 Apr 2019

Kint N, Alves Feliciano C, Hamiot A, Denic M, Dupuy B, Martin-Verstraete I

Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 31032549

Environ. Microbiol. 2019 Apr;

Clostridium difficile is the main cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. Inside the gut, C. difficile must adapt to the stresses it copes with, by inducing protection, detoxification and repair systems that belong to the general stress response involving σ . Following stresses, σ activation requires a PP2C phosphatase to dephosphorylate the anti-anti-sigma factor RsbV that allows its interaction with the anti-sigma factor RsbW and the release of σ . In this work, we studied the signalling pathway responsible for the activation of σ in C. difficile. Contrary to other firmicutes, the expression of sigB in C. difficile is constitutive and not autoregulated. We confirmed the partner switching mechanism that involved RsbV, RsbW and σ . We also showed that CD2685, renamed RsbZ, and its phosphatase activity are required for RsbV dephosphorylation triggering σ activation. While CD0007 and CD0008, whose genes belong to the sigB operon, are not involved in σ activity, depletion of the essential iron-sulphur flavoprotein, CD2684, whose gene forms an operon with rsbZ, prevents σ activation. Finally, we observed that σ is heterogeneously active in a subpopulation of C. difficile cells from the exponential phase, likely leading to a ‘bet-hedging’ strategy allowing a better chance for the cells to survive adverse conditions.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31032549