Tyrosine phosphatase TpbA in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14 is a negative regulator of the diguanylate cyclase TpbB. Inactivation of TpbA caused rugose colony morphology which is related to cell persistence in clinical infections. We show here that TpbA is a dual specific tyrosine phosphatase, that TpbB is phosphorylated, and that TpbA controls phosphorylation of TpbB at both Tyr and Ser/Thr residues in vivo as detected by Western blot analysis. In addition, TpbB is demonstrated to be a substrate of TpbA in vitro using purified enzymes. Thus, TpbA controls the rugose morphology in P. aeruginosa by dephosphorylating TpbB.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Nov 12 2010|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology