Query: NC_013716:5201097 Citrobacter rodentium ICC168, complete genome Lineage: Citrobacter rodentium; Citrobacter; Enterobacteriaceae; Enterobacteriales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Citrobacter rodentium is the causative agent of transmissible murine colonic hyperplasia in mice. This disease is characterized by a hyperproliferation of the epithelial cells in the colon similar to that found in humans suffering from idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease. In addition this organism contains virulence factors similar to those found in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli and enteropathogenic E. coli. C. rodentium are being used as models for studying mucosal response to infection, colon tumor production, and virulence associated with pathogenic E. coli.
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General Information: This strain is a human passage derivative of Haemophilus ducreyi strain 35000 that is serum-resistant. Causative agent of chancroid. A group of organisms that are either obligate parasites or commensal organisms found in animal mucous membranes. Almost all species require the presence of important growth factors found in the blood of their hosts, including either X factor (protoporphyrin IX or heme) or V factor (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD or NADP)). This organism is an obligate human pathogen that causes the sexually transmitted disease chancroid (ulcer of the genital region) and it enhances the transmission of HIV (which enhances Haemophilus ducreyi transmission in turn). This organism is an apparent extracellular pathogen that resists phagocytosis. Some of the virulence factors include an outer membrane serum resistance protein, as well as two toxins, cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) and hemolysin, both of which contribute to tissue destruction.