Alejandro Grillo

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The bacterial repressor protein, trp repressor, is one of the best studied transcriptional regulatory proteins in terms of function, structure, dynamics and stability. Despite these significant advances, the structural and energetic basis for the specific recognition of its operator sites by trp repressor remains poorly understood. In fact, recognition in(More)
To investigate retinal involvement in chronic Chagas' disease, we performed electroretinography and retinal fluorescein angiography studies in chagasic patients. Our results demonstrated a dissociated electrophysiological response characterized by both an abnormal reduction of the electroretinographic b-wave amplitude and a delayed latency, under the(More)
Fluorescence-based solution methods have been used to study the binding of the trp repressor of Escherichia coli to a series of oligonucleotides bearing all or partial determinants for high affinity specific binding. The tryptophan, salt concentration and competitor DNA dependence of the binding affinities was examined for these targets. Binding to a(More)
The Escherichia coli tryptophan repressor protein (TR) represses the transcription of several genes in response to the concentration of tryptophan in the environment. In the co-crystal structure of TR bound to a DNA fragment containing its target very few direct contacts between TR and the DNA were observed. In contrast, a number of solvent mediated(More)
The DNA-binding properties of two super-repressor mutants of the Escherichia coli trp repressor, EK18 and AV77, have been investigated using steady-state fluorescence anisotropy measurements, in order to further elucidate the basis for their super-repressor phenotypes. Several suggestions have been previously proposed as the basis for the super-repressor(More)
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