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Query: NC_016511:1811171:1820043 Propionibacterium acnes TypeIA2 P.acn31 chromosome, complete

Start: 1820043, End: 1821413, Length: 1371

Host Lineage: Propionibacterium acnes; Propionibacterium; Propionibacteriaceae; Actinomycetales; Actinobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: This bacterium is the most common gram-positive, non-spore forming, anaerobic rod encountered in clinical specimens. The causative agent of acne, it typically grows as an obligate anaerobe. Some strains are aerotolerant, but still show better growth as an anaerobe. It has the ability to produce propionic acid, as its name suggests. It also has the ability to produce catalase along with indole, nitrate, or both indole and nitrate. Propionibacterium resembles Corynebacterium in morphology and arrangement, but is non-toxigenic. It is a common resident of the pilosebaceous (hair follicle) glands of the human skin. The bacteria release lipases to digest a surplus of the skin oil, sebum, that has been produced. The combination of digestive products (fatty acids) and bacterial antigens stimulates an intense local inflammation that bursts the hair follicle. Since acne is caused in part from an infection, it can be suppressed with topical and oral antibiotics such as clindamycin, erythromycin, or tetracycline. Some other forms of therapy include chemicals that enhance skin removal or slow the production of sebum.

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SubjectStartEndLengthSubject Host DescriptionCDS descriptionE-valueBit score
NC_016516:1799521:1810953181095318122991347Propionibacterium acnes TypeIA2 P.acn33 chromosome, completehypothetical protein0729
NC_016512:1810625:1819497181949718208431347Propionibacterium acnes TypeIA2 P.acn17 chromosome, completehypothetical protein0729
NC_006085:1859191:1868063186806318694631401Propionibacterium acnes KPA171202, complete genomehypothetical protein0723
NC_014039:1813205:1822109182210918234851377Propionibacterium acnes SK137 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein0712
NC_007333:681924:6993036993037005471245Thermobifida fusca YX, complete genomeSurface protein from Gram-positive cocci, anchor region8e-0858.9
NC_007333:681924:7011017011017022671167Thermobifida fusca YX, complete genomeSurface protein from Gram-positive cocci, anchor region8e-0858.9