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Research at the University of Navarra was supported by the MINECO (grants AGL2014-58795-C4-1-R and PID2019-107601RA-C32) and the Institute for Tropical Health funders (Obra Social la CAIXA -LCF/PR/PR13/11080005and Fundacion Caja Navarra, Fundacion Maria Francisca de Roviralta, Ubesol and Inversiones Garcilaso de la Vega S.L). Research at URBM was supported by grants from the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) (Convention No. no 2.4521.10. from Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique Medicale-FNRS, Belgium), and by the Interuniversity Attraction Poles Programme initiated by the Belgian Science Policy Office. Work at CITA was supported by MINECO (grants AGL2014-58795-C4-1-R and PID2019-107601RA-C32) and Gobierno de Aragon (Consolidated Group A14).

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Muñoz P.m. - Autor o Coautor
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Glucose Oxidation to Pyruvate Is Not Essential for Brucella suis Biovar 5 Virulence in the Mouse Model

Publicado en:Frontiers In Microbiology. 11 (620049): 620049- - 2021-01-14 11(620049), doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.620049

De Miguel M.j.; Muñoz P.m.;


Belgian Federal Science Policy Office Appeared in source as Belgian Science Policy Office - Financiador
Belgian Federal Science Policy Office Appeared in source as Interuniversity Attraction Poles Programme - Financiador
Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón - Entidad de origen
Ctr Invest & Tecnol Agroalimentaria Aragon CITA, Unidad Prod & Sanidad Anim, Zaragoza, Spain - Autor o Coautor
Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique Medicale-FNRS, Belgium) - Financiador
Fundación Caja Navarra - Financiador
Fundacion Maria Francisca de Roviralta - Financiador
Gobierno de Aragon (Consolidated Group A14) - Financiador
Inversiones Garcilaso de la Vega S.L - Financiador
La Caixa Foundation Appeared in source as Obra Social la Caixa - Financiador
MINECO - Financiador
Navarra Inst Hlth Res IdiSNA, Pamplona, Spain - Autor o Coautor
Ubesol - Financiador
Univ Namur, Res Unit Biol Microorganisms URBM, NARILIS, Namur, Belgium - Autor o Coautor
Univ Navarra, ISTUN Inst Salud Trop, Fac Med, Dept Microbiol & Parasitol, Pamplona, Spain - Autor o Coautor
Univ Zaragoza, CITA, Inst Agroalimentario Aragon IA2, Zaragoza, Spain - Autor o Coautor
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Resúmen: Brucella species cause brucellosis, a worldwide extended zoonosis. The brucellae are related to free-living and plant-associated alpha 2-Proteobacteria and, since they multiply within host cells, their metabolism probably reflects this adaptation. To investigate this, we used the rodent-associated Brucella suis biovar 5, which in contrast to the ruminant-associated Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis and other B. suis biovars, is fast-growing and conserves the ancestral Entner-Doudoroff pathway (EDP) present in the plant-associated relatives. We constructed mutants in Edd (glucose-6-phosphate dehydratase; first EDP step), PpdK (pyruvate phosphate dikinase; phosphoenolpyruvate pyruvate), and Pyk (pyruvate kinase; phosphoenolpyruvate -> pyruvate). In a chemically defined medium with glucose as the only C source, the Edd mutant showed reduced growth rates and the triple Edd-PpdK-Pyk mutant did not grow. Moreover, the triple mutant was also unable to grow on ribose or xylose. Therefore, B. suis biovar 5 sugar catabolism proceeds through both the Pentose Phosphate shunt and EDP, and EDP absence and exclusive use of the shunt could explain at least in part the comparatively reduced growth rates of B. melitensis and B. abortus. The triple Edd-PpdK-Pyk mutant was not attenuated in mice. Thus, although an anabolic use is likely, this suggests that hexose/pentose catabolism to pyruvate is not essential for B. suis biovar 5 multiplication within host cells, a hypothesis consistent with the lack of classical glycolysis in all Brucella species and of EDP in B. melitensis and B. abortus. These results and those of previous works suggest that within cells, the brucellae use mostly 3 and 4 C substrates fed into anaplerotic pathways and only a limited supply of 5 and 6 C sugars, thus favoring the EDP loss observed in some species.

Palabras clave: brucella; entner-doudoroff; glucose; metabolism; Abortus; Brucella; Entner-doudoroff; Evolution; Full virulence; Gene; Glpx fructose-1,6-bisphosphatases; Glucose; Identification; Infection; Melitensis; Metabolism; Phosphate dikinase; Proteins; Virulence

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