Alfredo Wulff

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The rplKAJL-rpoBC operon or beta operon is a classic bacterial gene cluster, which codes for proteins K, A, J and L of the large ribosomal subunit, as well as proteins B (beta subunit) and C (beta' subunit) of RNA polymerase. In the early 1990s, the operon was obtained as a 2.6 kbp DNA fragment (In-2.6) by random cloning of DNA from periwinkle plants(More)
The mechanisms of nitric oxide (NO) synthesis in plants have been extensively investigated. NO degradation can be just as important as its synthesis in controlling steady-state levels of NO. Here, we examined NO degradation in mitochondria isolated from potato tubers and the contribution of the respiratory chain to this process. NO degradation was faster in(More)
Mitochondria recently have emerged as important sites in controlling NO levels within the cell. In this study, the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO) from nitrite and its degradation by mitochondria isolated from Arabidopsis thaliana were examined. Oxygen and NO concentrations in the reaction medium were measured with specific electrodes. Nitrite inhibited the(More)
Long-wavelength ultraviolet radiation (UVA) can cause cancer. A carcinogenic mechanism involved may be the induction of harmful reactive oxygen species resulting from photodynamic effects. UVA is generally assumed to induce photodynamic effects, but evidence from experiments with viable biological materials has been indirect until present. Here we measured(More)
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