Alison Hovey

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ExsA has been implicated as a central regulator of exoenzyme S production by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In this study, the DNA-binding and transcriptional activation properties of ExsA were investigated. ExsA was produced and purified as a fusion protein, MALA3A2, which was shown to bind specifically to promoter regions that regulated transcription of the(More)
The transcriptional regulation of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa exoS gene was investigated. Expression of exoS in P. aeruginosa PA103 was dependent upon growth in a low-cation environment and the presence of a functional exsA gene. Promoter fusion analysis indicated that a 285-bp PstI-NsiI fragment, located 5' of the exoS coding region, contained a functional(More)
Expression of ExsC, ExsB, and ExsA (the exoenzyme S trans-regulatory locus) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa was analyzed by using complementation, RNase protection, translational fusion, and T7-directed protein expression analyses. T7 expression analyses in E. coli hosts demonstrated that ExsC, ExsA, and a truncated form of ExsD (a partial open reading frame(More)
The use of a temperature switch to control the growth and productivity of temperature-sensitive (ts) mutants was investigated to extend the productive life span of recombinant Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells in batch culture. Bromodeoxyuridine was used at 39 degrees C to select mutagenized CHO-K1 cells, which resulted in the isolation of 31(More)
The effect of heat-shock on cell growth and the induction of recombinant protein synthesis by a temperature-sensitive (ts) Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line was investigated. An optimal regime of successive 2 hour heat-shocks (42°C) over 72 hours was found to simultaneously arrest cell growth and induce the synthesis of recombinant protein. The enhanced(More)
Lung cancer in U miners is thought to be related to the inhalation of particulate Rn daughters. Since the depth of penetration by alpha particles is short, the thickness of the epithelium lining the bronchial tree may be a critical factor in the development of cancers at specific sites in the lung. The objectives of the study were to measure the thickness(More)
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