Pseudomonas aeruginosa has two nitric oxide (NO)- detoxification enzymes, NO reductase and flavohemoglobin, which catalyze the reduction and oxygenation of NO respectively. In this study, the NO reductasedeficient mutant showed decreased virulence against the silkworm Bombyx mori, but the flavohemoglobindeficient mutant did not, indicating that NO-reduction is important to the full virulence of P. aeruginosa against B. mori.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Molecular Biology
- Organic Chemistry