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Comparative analysis of extracellular and intracellular proteomes of Listeria monocytogenes strains reveals a correlation between protein expression and serovar.

Abstract : Listeria monocytogenes, the etiologic agent of listeriosis, remains a serious public health concern, with its frequent occurrence in food environments coupled with a high mortality rate. Among the 13 serovars, human listeriosis is mostly associated with the serovar 4b, 1/2b, and 1/2a strains. To investigate the diversity of L. monocytogenes, the intracellular and extracellular proteins of 12 strains were analyzed by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. These strains had different origins, belonged to different serovars (4b, 1/2a, and 1/2b), and presented with different levels of virulence in chicken embryos. The clustering of the strains in two groups based on proteomic patterns is in agreement with the L. monocytogenes phylogenetic lineages. Statistical analysis did not allow for identification of proteins specific to the isolate origin or the virulence level of the strains, but 26 and 21 protein spots were shown to be significantly overexpressed and underexpressed, respectively, in the six strains of serovar 1/2a (lineage II) compared to strains of serovar 1/2b or 4b. Moreover, a penicillin-binding protein was specific for serovar 1/2b and two protein spots identified as a serine protease were specific to serovar 4b. These protein spots, identified through peptide mass fingerprinting using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry, were essentially found in the extracellular proteome and may have uses as potential markers for serotyping and risk analysis.
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Emilie Dumas, Bruno Meunier, Jean-Louis Berdagué, Christophe Chambon, Mickael Desvaux, et al.. Comparative analysis of extracellular and intracellular proteomes of Listeria monocytogenes strains reveals a correlation between protein expression and serovar.. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology, 2008, 74 (23), pp.7399-409. ⟨10.1128/AEM.00594-08⟩. ⟨hal-00529954⟩

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