The immunoglobulin M-degrading enzyme of Streptococcus suis, Ide Ssuis , is involved in complement evasion.
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von Pawel-Rammingen, Ulrich
Baums, Christoph Georg
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AbstractStreptococcus (S.) suis is one of the most important pathogens in pigs causing meningitis, arthritis, endocarditis and serositis. Furthermore, it is also an emerging zoonotic agent. In our previous work we identified a highly specific IgM protease in S. suis, designated Ide Ssuis . The objective of this study was to characterize the function of Ide Ssuis in the host-pathogen interaction. Edman-sequencing revealed that Ide Ssuis cleaves the heavy chain of the IgM molecule between constant domain 2 and 3. As the C1q binding motif is located in the C3 domain, we hypothesized that Ide Ssuis is involved in complement evasion. Complement-mediated hemolysis induced by porcine hyperimmune sera containing erythrocyte-specific IgM was abrogated by treatment of these sera with recombinant Ide Ssuis . Furthermore, expression of Ide Ssuis reduced IgM-triggered complement deposition on the bacterial surface. An infection experiment of prime-vaccinated growing piglets suggested attenuation in the virulence of the mutant 10Δide Ssuis . Bactericidal assays confirmed a positive effect of Ide Ssuis expression on bacterial survival in porcine blood in the presence of high titers of specific IgM. In conclusion, this study demonstrates that Ide Ssuis is a novel complement evasion factor, which is important for bacterial survival in porcine blood during the early adaptive (IgM-dominated) immune response.
CitationThe immunoglobulin M-degrading enzyme of Streptococcus suis, Ide Ssuis , is involved in complement evasion. 2015, 46 (1):45 Vet. Res.
AffiliationHelmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Inhoffenstraße 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany.
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- Issue date: 2013 Mar
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- Issue date: 2015 May 5