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|Title:||New roles for glutathione: Modulators of bacterial virulence and pathogenesis||Authors:||Ku, JWK
|Issue Date:||1-Aug-2021||Publisher:||Elsevier BV||Citation:||Ku, JWK, Gan, YH (2021-08-01). New roles for glutathione: Modulators of bacterial virulence and pathogenesis. Redox Biology 44 : 102012-. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.redox.2021.102012||Abstract:||Low molecular weight (LMW) thiols contain reducing sulfhydryl groups that are important for maintaining antioxidant defense in the cell. Aside from the traditional roles of LMW thiols as redox regulators in bacteria, glutathione (GSH) has been reported to affect virulence and bacterial pathogenesis. The role of GSH in virulence is diverse, including the activation of virulence gene expression and contributing to optimal biofilm formation. GSH can also be converted to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) which is important for the pathogenesis of certain bacteria. Besides GSH, some bacteria produce other LMW thiols such as mycothiol and bacillithiol that affect bacterial virulence. We discuss these newer reported functions of LMW thiols modulating bacterial pathogenesis either directly or indirectly and via modulation of the host immune system.||Source Title:||Redox Biology||URI:||https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/219269||ISSN:||22132317||DOI:||10.1016/j.redox.2021.102012|
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