Ornithine rhamnolipid

Accession VIRO:0000506
DefinitionRed polyenic pigment produced by the cyl operon involving genes cylX, cylD, cylG, acpC, cylZ, cylA, cylB, cylE, cylF, cylI, cylJ, and cylK. The expression of these genes creates a biosynthetic pathway for the production of this pigment, as well as β-haemolysin/cytolysin with which it is associated . It possess haemolytic activity associated with Streptococcus agalactiae. Functioning very similarly to the β-haemolysin/cytolysin that pathogenic strains of this species also produces.
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Rosa-Fraile M, et al. 2014. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 38(5):932-46 Group B streptococcal haemolysin and pigment, a tale of twins. (PMID 24617549)

Whidbey C, et al. 2013. J. Exp. Med. 210(6):1265-81 A hemolytic pigment of Group B Streptococcus allows bacterial penetration of human placenta. (PMID 23712433)

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