Thesis or Dissertation Suppression of Starvation-Induced Autophagy by Recombinant Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin-1 in Epithelial Cells

Asano, Krisana

pp.1 - 18 , 2015-09-30
Toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1), a superantigen produced from Staphylococcus aureus, has been reported to bind directly to unknown receptor(s) and penetrate into non-immune cells but its function is unclear. In this study, we demonstrated that recombinant TSST-1 suppresses autophagosomal accumulation in the autophagic-induced HeLa 229 cells. This suppression is shared by a superantigenic-deficient mutant of TSST-1 but not by staphylococcal enterotoxins, suggesting that autophagic suppression of TSST-1 is superantigenic-independent. Furthermore, we showed that TSST-1-producing S. aureus suppresses autophagy in the response of infected cells. Our data provides a novel function of TSST-1 in autophagic suppression which may contribute in staphylococcal persistence in host cells.
掲載誌PLoS ONE, November 17, 2014
掲載誌PLOS One, 2014

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