INFECTPHAGE

"Infection mechanisms of Escherichia Coli by bacteriophage T5, studied by cryo-electron microscopy."

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD 

 Organization address address: RUE GEORGES CLEMENCEAU 15
city: ORSAY
postcode: 91405

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Nicolas
Cognome: Lecompte
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 016 915 5589
Fax: +33 016 915 5599

 Nazionalità Coordinatore France [FR]
 Totale costo 100˙000 €
 EC contributo 100˙000 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-2010-RG
 Funding Scheme MC-IRG
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-11-19   -   2014-11-18

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD

 Organization address address: RUE GEORGES CLEMENCEAU 15
city: ORSAY
postcode: 91405

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Nicolas
Cognome: Lecompte
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 016 915 5589
Fax: +33 016 915 5599

FR (ORSAY) coordinator 100˙000.00

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single    cellular    vitro    first    fixation    coli    bacteria    tomography    particle    receptor    expressing    phagic    phages    bacterial    dna    proteins    electron    techniques    infection    molecular    mechanisms    phage       microscopy   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The project proposed here aims at understanding the infection mechanism of bacteria by phages. I will focus my attention on a tailed phage: T5. A global molecular and cellular analysis will be carried out. Electron microscopy techniques including single particle analysis in vitro and electron tomography in situ will be used to analyze the first steps of phage infection. First of all, molecular mechanisms for the anchoring of the T5 phage onto its membrane receptor and for DNA injection will be proposed. To this end, electron microscopy experiments followed by single particles analysis of proteins and complexes of proteins from the tip of the phage tail will be performed. Moreover, it has been recently shown that both phage fixation into its receptor and DNA ejection occur preferentially at the poles or at the septum of the bacteria, for several combinations of bacteria and phages. The correlation of the localization of the receptors and the fixation sites with the organization of the cytoskeleton will be tested by a cellular analysis by electron tomography. Eventually, I intend to understand the mechanisms which lead to the recruitment of the cellular machinery of E. Coli to the purpose of expressing phagic proteins and therefore repressing the expression of the bacterial genome. A structural study in vitro will dissect the role of the different actors (RNA polymerase, phagic supposed transcription factors and phage promoteurs) for expressing the phagic proteins instead of the bacterial ones. This project will be carried out in a multi disciplinary environment. It relies on the expertise of the host lab in virology and involves cutting edge techniques in biochemistry and electron microscopy (single particle analysis and tomography) for which I will bring my knowledge. Dissection of the E.coli infection by a specific phage (T5) will make possible a better general understanding of bacterial infection by phages.'

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