Entry of the facultative intracellular pathogenBrucellainto host cells results in the formation of endosomalBrucella-containing vacuoles (eBCVs) that initially traffic along the endocytic pathway. eBCV acidification triggers the expression of a type IV secretion system that translocates bacterial effector proteins into host cells. This interferes with lysosomal fusion of eBCVs and supports their maturation to replicativeBrucella-containing vacuoles (rBCVs). Bacteria replicate in rBCVs to large numbers, eventually occupying most of the cytoplasmic volume. As rBCV membranes tightly wrap each individual bacterium, they are constantly being expanded and remodeled during exponential bacterial growth. rBCVs are known to carry endoplasmic reticulum (ER) markers; however, the relationship of the vacuole to the genuine ER has remained elusive. Here, we have reconstructed the 3-dimensional ultrastructure of rBCVs and associated ER by correlative structured illumination microscopy (SIM) and focused ion beam/scanning electron microscopic tomography (FIB/SEM). StudyingB. abortus-infected HeLa cells and trophoblasts derived fromB. melitensis-infected mice, we demonstrate that rBCVs are complex and interconnected compartments that are continuous with neighboring ER cisternae, thus supporting a model that rBCVs are extensions of genuine ER.
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Xavier De Bolle (!!Manager)Plateforme technologique Laboratoire de securite biologique au niveau 3
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Etude du facteur de transcription CHOP10/GADD153 Dans les macrophages RAW264.7 exposés à Brucella abortusAuteur: LOBET, E., 2012
Superviseur: Arnould, T. (Promoteur)
Student thesis: Master types › Master en biochimie et biologie moléculaire et cellulaireFichier