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Abstract

Bacterial small non-coding RNAs act as important regulators that control numerous cellular processes. Here we identified RaoN, a novel small RNA encoded in the - intergenic region on pathogenicity island-11 (SPI-11). RaoN contributes to survival under conditions of acid and oxidative stress combined with nutrient limitation, which partially mimic the intramacrophage environment. Indeed, inactivation of reduces the intramacrophage replication of serovar Typhimurium. Genome-wide transcriptome analysis revealed that the lactate dehydrogenase gene is upregulated in the knockout mutant. Notably, both inactivation and overexpression of in the WT strain render more sensitive to oxidative stress, particularly when combined with nutrient limitation. However, is not the sole determinant of RaoN function in facilitating intramacrophage survival of . Together, our data suggest that balanced regulation of expression by RaoN is necessary for survival under stress conditions and contributes to the intramacrophage growth of .

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