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FtsK translocates dsDNA directionally at >5 kb/s, even under strong forces. In vivo, the action of FtsK at the bacterial division septum is required to complete the final stages of chromosome unlinking and segregation. Despite the availability of translocase structures, the mechanism by which ATP hydrolysis is coupled to DNA translocation is not understood.… (More)
Sequence variations in the E6/E7 (nt 34-880) and the L1-(nt 6584-7035) ORFs, and in the long control region (LCR) (nt 7289-93) of human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16) were analysed in five penile carcinoma biopsies obtained from Ugandan patients. Uganda is a country with a high incidence of genital cancers. All five isolates were classified as members of… (More)
The present account is concerned with the measurement of local reactant concentrations by observing specific fluorescent probes in fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS). The Theoretical Analysis section revisits the photophysical, thermodynamic, and kinetic information that is contained in the corresponding FCS correlation curves. In particular, we… (More)
Magnetic traps provide a simple technique to pull and twist a variety of biomolecules and monitor the resulting change in extension. They have been used with great success to investigate the interaction of stretched and supercoiled DNA and DNA fibers (e.g. chromatin) with a great variety of enzymes. In this small review we will address their recent use in… (More)
Single-molecule manipulation methods have opened a new vista on the study of molecular motors. Here we describe the use of magnetic traps for the investigation of the mechanism of DNA based motors, in particular helicases and translocases.
This paper evaluates the 5-aryl-2-pyridyloxazole backbone to engineer donor-acceptor fluorescent pH probes after one- or two-photon absorption. Parent fluorophores, as well as derivatives that can be used to label biomolecules, can be easily obtained in good yields. These molecules exhibit a large one-photon absorption in the near-UV range, and a strong… (More)