Alexander Buhmann

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Southern blot screening of a genomic Helicobacter pylori library was employed to find a P type ATPase using a mixture of 16 DNA oligonucleotides coding for the DKTGT(I/L)T consensus sequence specific for the phosphorylation site of this family of ATPases. A positive clone, pRH439, was isolated and sequenced. The inserted 3.4-kb H. pylori DNA contained an(More)
ureI encodes an inner membrane protein of Helicobacter pylori. The role of the bacterial inner membrane and UreI in acid protection and regulation of cytoplasmic urease activity in the gastric microorganism was studied. The irreversible inhibition of urease when the organism was exposed to a protonophore (3,3',4', 5-tetrachlorsalicylanide; TCS) at acidic pH(More)
Helicobacter pylori resists gastric acidity by modulating the proton-gated urea channel UreI, allowing for pH(out)-dependent regulation of urea access to intrabacterial urease. We employed pH- and Ca(2+)-sensitive fluorescent dyes and confocal microscopy to determine the location, rate, and magnitude of pH changes in an H. pylori-AGS cell coculture model,(More)
The only experimental data available on the membrane topology of transition metal ATPases are from in vitro studies on two distinct P-type ATPases (CadA and CopA) of a gastric bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, both postulated to contain eight transmembrane domains (H1 to H8). In this study, H. pylori CadA ATPase was subjected to analysis of membrane topology(More)
Cloning and sequencing of an approximately 6.0-kb chromosomal DNA fragment from Helicobacter felis revealed five complete open reading frames. The deduced amino acid sequence of one ORF exhibited sequence similarity to the FtsH protein, an ATP-dependent metalloprotease, from various bacterial species. The encoded protein consists of 638 amino acid residues(More)