Sequence of the Rhodococcus equi gene encoding the virulence-associated 15-17-kDa antigens

Gene. 1995 Mar 21;155(1):135-6. doi: 10.1016/0378-1119(95)00009-u.

Abstract

The nucleotide sequence of the Rhodococcus equi gene encoding the virulence-associated 15-17-kDa antigens, located on plasmid pREAT701, has been determined. The gene encodes a 19-kDa protein of 189 amino acids, with an Ala-rich leader signal sequence (SS). At least five SS peptidase cleavage sites were found in this region. The molecular diversity of 15-17-kDa antigens might be attributed to the multiple SS peptidase cleavage sites.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Antigens, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Base Sequence
  • Genes, Bacterial*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Molecular Weight
  • Rhodococcus equi / genetics*
  • Rhodococcus equi / immunology
  • Virulence / genetics
  • Virulence / immunology

Substances

  • Antigens, Bacterial

Associated data

  • GENBANK/D21236