Overexpression of Enterococcus faecalis elr operon protects from phagocytosis

Francesca Bugli, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Brunella Posteraro, Naima G. Cortes-Perez, Romain Dumoulin, Stéphane Gaubert, Caroline Lacoux, Rebeca Martin, Sophie Chat, Kevin Piquand, Thierry Meylheuc, Philippe Langella, Lionel Rigottier-Gois, Pascale Serror

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Mechanisms underlying the transition from commensalism to virulence in Enterococcus faecalis are not fully understood. We previously identified the enterococcal leucine-rich protein A (ElrA) as a virulence factor of E. faecalis. The elrA gene is part of an operon that comprises four other ORFs encoding putative surface proteins of unknown function.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-117
Number of pages6
JournalBMC Microbiology
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Enterococcus


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