Signal transduction and the control of bacterial respiration by the NtrYX two component regulatory system (2014–2016)

This proposal will define the structural and functional properties of the NtrYX two component signal transduction and define its role in the regulation of respiratory gene expression. The human pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae will be used as a model organism for a diverse range of 'oxidase positive' bacteria that possess NtrYX. The outcome will be a major contribution to the understanding of way in which respiratory gene expression is controlled in bacterial species for which Escherichia coli is not a suitable model.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council