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The Role of Regulator Catabolite Control Protein A (CcpA) in Streptococcus agalactiae Physiology and Stress Response

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Abstract : Streptococcus agalactiae is a leading cause of infections in neonates. This opportunistic pathogen colonizes the vagina, where it has to cope with acidic pH and hydrogen peroxide produced by lactobacilli. Thus, in the host, this bacterium possesses numerous adaptation mechanisms in which the pleiotropic regulators play a major role. The transcriptional regulator CcpA (catabolite control protein A) has previously been shown to be the major regulator involved in carbon catabolite repression in Gram-positive bacteria but is also involved in other functions. By transcriptomic analysis, we characterized the CcpA-dependent gene regulation in S. agalactiae. Approximately 13.5% of the genome of S. agalactiae depends on CcpA for regulation and comprises genes involved in sugar uptake and fermentation, confirming the role of CcpA in carbon metabolism. We confirmed by electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSAs) that the DNA binding site called cis-acting catabolite responsive element (cre) determined for other streptococci was effective in S. agalactiae. We also showed that CcpA is of capital importance for survival under acidic and oxidative stresses and is implicated in macrophage survival by regulating several genes putatively or already described as involved in stress response. Among them, we focused our study on SAK_1689, which codes a putative UspA protein. We demonstrated that SAK_1689, highly downregulated by CcpA, is overexpressed under oxidative stress conditions, this overexpression being harmful for the bacterium in a ΔccpA mutant. Importance : Streptococcus agalactiae is a major cause of disease burden leading to morbidity and mortality in neonates worldwide. Deciphering its adaptation mechanisms is essential to understand how this bacterium manages to colonize its host. Here, we determined the regulon of the pleiotropic regulator CcpA in S. agalactiae . Our findings reveal that CcpA is not only involved in carbon catabolite repression, but is also important for acidic and oxidative stress resistance and survival in macrophages.
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hal-03886654 , version 1 (05-01-2023)

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Anne-Emmanuelle Roux, Sylvie Robert, Mathilde Bastat, Isabelle Rosinski-Chupin, Vanessa Rong, et al.. The Role of Regulator Catabolite Control Protein A (CcpA) in Streptococcus agalactiae Physiology and Stress Response. Microbiology Spectrum, 2022, 10 (6), pp.e02080-22. ⟨10.1128/spectrum.02080-22⟩. ⟨hal-03886654⟩
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