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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Live Salmonella modulate expression of Rab proteins to persist in a specialized compartment and escape transport to lysosomes.

We investigated the intracellular route of Salmonella in macrophages to determine a plausible mechanism for their survival in phagocytes. Western blot analysis of isolated phagosomes using specific antibodies revealed that by 5 min after internalization dead Salmonella-containing phagosomes acquire transferrin receptors (a marker for early endosomes), whereas by 30 min the dead bacteria are found in vesicles carrying the late endosomal markers cation-dependent mannose 6-phosphate receptors, Rab7 and Rab9. In contrast, live Salmonella-containing phagosomes (LSP) retain a significant amount of Rab5 and transferrin receptor until 30 min, selectively deplete Rab7 and Rab9, and never acquire mannose 6-phosphate receptors even 90 min after internalization. Retention of Rab5 and Rab18 and selective depletion of Rab7 and Rab9 presumably enable the LSP to avoid transport to lysosomes through late endosomes. The presence of immature cathepsin D (48 kDa) and selective depletion of the vacuolar ATPase in LSP presumably contributes to the less acidic pH of LSP. In contrast, proteolytically processed cathepsin D (M(r) 17,000) was detected by 30 min on the dead Salmonella-containing phagosomes. Morphological analysis also revealed that after uptake by macrophages, the dead Salmonella are transported to lysosomes, whereas the live bacteria persist in compartments that avoid fusion with lysosomes, indicating that live Salmonella bypass the normal endocytic route targeted to lysosomes and mature in a specialized compartment.[1]


  1. Live Salmonella modulate expression of Rab proteins to persist in a specialized compartment and escape transport to lysosomes. Hashim, S., Mukherjee, K., Raje, M., Basu, S.K., Mukhopadhyay, A. J. Biol. Chem. (2000) [Pubmed]
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