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Prevalence of Type VI Secretion System in Spanish Campylobacter jejuni Isolates

Investigation article published in Zoonoses and Public Health

November 1st, 2015

Infections from Campylobacter jejuni pose a serious public health problem and are now considered the leading cause of foodborne bacterial gastroenteritis throughout the world. Sequencing of C. jejuni genomes has previously allowed a number of loci to be identified, which encode virulence factors that aid survival
and pathogenicity. Recently, a Type VI secretion system (T6SS) consisting of 13 conserved genes was described in C. jejuni strains and recognised to promote pathogenicity and adaptation to the environment. In this study, we determined the presence of this T6SS in 63 Spanish C. jejuni isolates from the food chain and
urban effluents using whole-genome sequencing. Our findings demonstrated that nine (14%) strains harboured the 13 ORFs found in prototype strain C. jejuni 108. Further studies will be necessary to determine the prevalence and importance of T6SS-positive C. jejuni strains




Ugarte-Ruiz M., Stabler RA., Dominguez L., Porrero MC., Wren BW., Dorrell N. and Gundogdu O.




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Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Zoonosis de Transmisión Alimentaria y Resistencia a Antimicrobianos (ZTA). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).

University College LondonDepartment of Infectious Diseases. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). University College London (UCL).







Zoonoses and Public Health
FACTOR YEAR Q
2.574 2015

NLMID: 101300786

PMID: 25496466

ISSN: 1863-1959



TITLE: Prevalence of Type VI Secretion System in Spanish Campylobacter jejuni Isolates


JOURNAL: Zoonoses Public Health


NUMERACIÓN: 62(7):497-500


AÑO: 2015


PUBLISHER: Blackwell Verlag


AUTHORS: Ugarte-Ruiz M., Stabler RA., Dominguez L., Porrero MC., Wren BW., Dorrell N. and Gundogdu O.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


First
María Ugarte Ruiz
3rd
Lucas Domínguez Rodríguez

DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.1111/zph.12176


CITE THIS PUBLICATION:

Ugarte-Ruiz M., Stabler RA., Dominguez L., Porrero MC., Wren BW., Dorrell N. and Gundogdu O. Prevalence of Type VI Secretion System in Spanish Campylobacter jejuni Isolates. Zoonoses and Public Health. 62(7):497-500. 2015. (A). ISSN: 1863-1959. DOI: 10.1111/zph.12176


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