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Table 2 Four genes that were selected to construct deletion mutants

From: Bacterial factors required for Streptococcus pneumoniae coinfection with influenza A virus

Number Gene/product name Putative function Relative referencea
1 ribA 3,4-Dihydroxy-2-butanone 4-phosphate synthase / GTP cyclohydrolase II [48, 49]
2 prtA C5a peptidase precursor [23, 50]
3 zmpA IgA-specific metalloendopeptidase [51, 52]
4 Putative aminotransferase PLP-dependent beta-cystathionase / Maltose regulon repressor  
  1. aPreviously studies to be associated with the virulence of S. pneumoniae