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Centrality in the host–pathogen interactome is associated with pathogen fitness during infection
Crua Asensio, Núria (Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron)
Muñoz Giner, Elisabet (Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron)
Sánchez de Groot, Natalia (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Torrent Burgas, Marc (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular)

Date: 2017
Abstract: To perform their functions proteins must interact with each other, but how these interactions influence bacterial infection remains elusive. Here we demonstrate that connectivity in the host–pathogen interactome is directly related to pathogen fitness during infection. Using Y. pestis as a model organism, we show that the centrality-lethality rule holds for pathogen fitness during infection but only when the host–pathogen interactome is considered. Our results suggest that the importance of pathogen proteins during infection is directly related to their number of interactions with the host. We also show that pathogen proteins causing an extensive rewiring of the host interactome have a higher impact in pathogen fitness during infection. Hence, we conclude that hubs in the host–pathogen interactome should be explored as promising targets for antimicrobial drug design. Hubs tend to be essential for function in protein networks within organisms. Here, the authors show that during infection, it is the proteins with high centrality in the Y. pestis host–pathogen interactome that are most important for pathogen fitness during infection, and highlight the importance of pathogen proteins that likely cause significant perturbation of the host interactome.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/RYC-2012-09999
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/SAF2014-56568-R
Note: Altres ajuts: ‘Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa 2013-2017’ and CERCA Programme from the Generalitat de Catalunya
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Published in: Nature Communications, Vol. 8 (January 2017) , art. 14092, ISSN 2041-1723

DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14092
PMID: 28090086


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