OmpW facilitates H
and HOCl diffusion through the outer membrane and reconstituted proteoliposomes. A and C. H2O2 and HOCl levels were measured indirectly by specific fluorescence assays in the wild type (14028s), mutant (∆ompW) and genetically complemented strains (∆ompW/pBAD-ompW + arabinose). Exponentially growing cells were exposed to H2O2(A) or NaOCl (C) for 5 min and fluorescence was determined in the extracellular (extra) and intracellular fractions. B and D. Free liposomes (L), proteoliposomes reconstituted with S. Typhimurium OmpW (PL OmpW) or OmpA (PL OmpA) proteins were incubated with H2O2(B) or NaOCl (D) for 5 min and fluorescence was determined in the extraliposomal (extra) and intraliposomal fractions. AU indicates arbitrary units. Values represent the average of four independent experiments ± SD.