Shigella takes the temperature

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations


For bacteria, temperature is a fairly reliable cue for entry into a vertebrate host. Many pathogenic bacteria sense elevated temperatures (37°C) and turn on virulence and metabolic genes appropriate for survival and growth within the host. A recent study demonstrated that the expression of a heme uptake protein in Shigella dysenteriae and pathogenic Escherichia coli was dependent on an RNA thermometer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-268
Number of pages2
JournalGut microbes
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2013


  • Heme
  • Iron
  • Listeria
  • PrfA
  • RNA thermometer
  • Shigella
  • ShuA
  • UPEC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


Dive into the research topics of 'Shigella takes the temperature'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this