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author = {Rebollo-Ramirez, S and Larrouy-Maumus, G},
doi = {10.1016/},
journal = {Tuberculosis},
pages = {8--16},
title = {NaCl triggers the CRP-dependent increase of cAMP in Mycobacterium tuberculosis},
url = {},
volume = {116},
year = {2019}

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AB - The second messenger 3′,5′-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (3′,5′-cAMP) has been shown to be involved in the regulation of many biological processes ranging from carbon catabolite repression in bacteria to cell signalling in eukaryotes. In mycobacteria, the role of cAMP and the mechanisms utilized by the bacterium to adapt to and resist immune and pharmacological sterilization remain poorly understood. Among the stresses encountered by bacteria, ionic and non-ionic osmotic stresses are among the best studied. However, in mycobacteria, the link between ionic osmotic stress, particularly sodium chloride, and cAMP has been relatively unexplored. Using a targeted metabolic analysis combined with stable isotope tracing, we show that the pathogenic Mycobacterium tuberculosis but not the opportunistic pathogen Mycobacterium marinum nor the non-pathogenic Mycobacterium smegmatis responds to NaCl stress via an increase in intracellular cAMP levels. We further showed that this increase in cAMP is dependent on the cAMP receptor protein and in part on the threonine/serine kinase PnkD, which has previously been associated with the NaCl stress response in mycobacteria.
AU - Rebollo-Ramirez,S
AU - Larrouy-Maumus,G
DO - 10.1016/
EP - 16
PY - 2019///
SN - 1472-9792
SP - 8
TI - NaCl triggers the CRP-dependent increase of cAMP in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
T2 - Tuberculosis
UR -
UR -
VL - 116
ER -