Comparison of outer membrane protein genes omp and pmp in the whole genome sequences of Chlamydia pneumoniae isolates from Japan and the United States

Mutsunori Shirai, Hideki Hirakawa, Kazunobu Ouchi, Mitsuaki Tabuchi, Fumio Kishi, Mitsuaki Kimoto, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Junko Nishida, Kaori Shibata, Ryutaro Fujinaga, Hiroshi Yoneda, Hiroshi Matsushima, Chiho Tanaka, Susumu Furukawa, Koshiro Miura, Atsushi Nakazawa, Kazuo Ishii, Tadayoshi Shiba, Masahira Hattori, Satoru KuharaTeruko Nakazawa

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Abstract

Chlamydia pneumoniae is a widespread pathogen of the respiratory tract that is also associated with atherosclerosis. The whole genome sequence was determined for a Japanese isolate, C. pneumoniae strain J 138. The sequence predicted a variety of genes encoding outer membrane proteins (OMPs) including ompA and porB, another 10 predicted omp genes, and 27 pmp genes. All were detected in the whole genome sequence of strain CWL029, a strain isolated and sequenced in the United States. A comparative study of the OMPs of the two strains revealed a nucleotide sequence identity of 89.6%-100% (deduced amino acid sequence identity, 71.1%-100%). The overall genomic organization and location of genes are identical in both strains. Thus, a few unique sequences of the OMPs may be essential for specific attributes that define the differential biology of two C. pneumoniae strains.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume181
Issue number6 SUPPL. 3
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Immunology

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    Shirai, M., Hirakawa, H., Ouchi, K., Tabuchi, M., Kishi, F., Kimoto, M., Takeuchi, H., Nishida, J., Shibata, K., Fujinaga, R., Yoneda, H., Matsushima, H., Tanaka, C., Furukawa, S., Miura, K., Nakazawa, A., Ishii, K., Shiba, T., Hattori, M., ... Nakazawa, T. (2000). Comparison of outer membrane protein genes omp and pmp in the whole genome sequences of Chlamydia pneumoniae isolates from Japan and the United States. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 181(6 SUPPL. 3).