Chapter 4. Flagella and Pili of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  1. Prof. Dr. Bernd H. A. Rehm
  1. Jeevan Jyot and
  2. Reuben Ramphal

Published Online: 31 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622009.ch4

Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory

Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory

How to Cite

Jyot, J. and Ramphal, R. (2008) Flagella and Pili of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, in Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory (ed B. H. A. Rehm), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527622009.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand

Author Information

  1. University of Florida, Department of Medicine Infectious Diseases, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527319145

Online ISBN: 9783527622009

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Keywords:

  • flagella;
  • pili;
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa;
  • chromosomal organization;
  • posttranslational modification;
  • inflammation;
  • pathogenesis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Flagellum of P. aeruginosa

    • Structure of the P. aeruginosa Flagellum

    • Chromosomal Organization of the Flagellar Genes of P. aeruginosa

    • Transcriptional Hierarchy of the Flagellar Genes

    • Model Proposed for Flagellar Assembly in P. aeruginosa

    • Environmental/Nonflagellar Regulators of Flagellar Expression

    • Posttranslational Modification of Flagellin

      • Flagellar Glycosylation Islands (GIs) in P. aeruginosa

      • Polymorphism of the P. aeruginosa a-type GI

    • Role of Flagella in Inflammation

    • Role of Flagellum in Pathogenesis

  • Pili of P. aeruginosa

    • Structure of P. aeruginosa Pilus

    • Pilus/Fimbrial Genes of P. aeruginosa

    • Regulation of Pilus Assembly and Twitching Motility

    • Assembly of Type IV Pili

    • Pilin Classification

      • Type IV a and b Pilins

      • Group I–V Pilins

    • Pseudopilins

    • Chaperone–Usher Pathways

    • flptadrcp Gene Cluster

    • Posttranslational Modifications of Pilin

    • Role of Pili in Pathogenesis

  • Conclusions

  • References