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Global Systems-Level Analysis of Hfq and SmpB Deletion Mutants in Salmonella: Implications for Virulence and Global Protein Translation

  • Charles Ansong equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Charles Ansong, Hyunjin Yoon

    Affiliation: Biological Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States of America

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  • Hyunjin Yoon equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Charles Ansong, Hyunjin Yoon

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Steffen Porwollik,

    Affiliation: The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Heather Mottaz-Brewer,

    Affiliation: Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States of America

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  • Brianne O. Petritis,

    Affiliation: Biological Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States of America

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  • Navdeep Jaitly,

    Affiliation: Biological Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States of America

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  • Joshua N. Adkins,

    Affiliation: Biological Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States of America

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  • Michael McClelland,

    Affiliation: The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Fred Heffron,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Richard D. Smith mail

    rds@pnl.gov

    Affiliation: Biological Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: March 11, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004809

About the Authors

Charles Ansong, Brianne O. Petritis, Navdeep Jaitly, Joshua N. Adkins, Richard D. Smith
Biological Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States of America
Hyunjin Yoon, Fred Heffron
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America
Heather Mottaz-Brewer
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States of America
Steffen Porwollik, Michael McClelland
The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, San Diego, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rds@pnl.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CA HY JNA FH RS. Performed the experiments: CA HY SP HMB BP. Analyzed the data: CA HY SP JNA FH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NJ MM. Wrote the paper: CA HY JNA FH. PI for grants that provided partial support: RS FH. Contributed to initial drafts of the manuscript: SP.