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Infect. Immun. 1989 Dec;57(12):3695-701
DNA sequence analysis of the regions adjacent to the hlyA gene, which encodes listeriolysin O, an essential virulence factor of Listeria monocytogenes, revealed the presence of two open reading frames (ORFs): ORF D located 304 base pairs downstream from hlyA, and ORF U located 224 base pairs upstream from and in opposite direction to hlyA. Promoter mapping performed with RNAs extracted from cells growing exponentially in rich medium showed that the three ORFs are independently transcribed. hlyA is transcribed from two promoters separated by 10 base pairs (P1 hlyA and P2 hlyA). ORF U is transcribed in the opposite direction from an adjacent promoter. These two promoter regions are separated by a palindromic sequence T-T-A-A-C-A-A/T-T-G-T-T-A-A. This palindrome was also found upstream from the ORF D promoter, suggesting that all three genes are similarly regulated.