Ryan J. Kenton
MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, University of Portland
College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Biology
Vibrio vulnificus is a human pathogenic bacteria that is closely related to Vibrio cholera, the disease causing agent of cholera. Three TonB transport systems are found in the outer membrane of V. vulnificus and are responsible for powering the uptake of iron bound siderophores into the cell. Within the Ton82 and TonB3 systems are two proteins, Orf1 and Orf6. The function and necessity of Orf1 and Orf6 to the TonB systems were investigated through the use of growth, motility, and antibiotic sensitivity assays and RNA transcriptional level analysis.
Cholera; Vibrio cholerae; Vibrio vulnificus; Pathogenic bacteria
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Zbylicki, Brianne R.; Manzo, Mario; Phillips, Elysse A.; and Kenton, Ryan J., "Defining the role of two newly identified proteins in the Vibrio vulnificus TonB2 system" (2018). Biology Undergraduate Publications, Presentations and Projects. 9.