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The Nucleic acid-Protein Interaction DataBase (http://npidb.belozersky.msu.ru/) contains information derived from structures of DNA-protein and RNA-protein complexes extracted from the Protein Data Bank (3846 complexes in October 2012). It provides a web interface and a set of tools for extracting biologically meaningful characteristics of nucleoprotein(More)
A 2648-bp fragment from the P4 plasmid of Shigella sonnei strain 47 coding for the SsoII restriction endonuclease (ENase) and methyltransferase (MTase) (recognition sequence 5'-CCNGG) was sequenced. Two divergently arranged open reading frames of 905 bp for the SsoII ENase (R.SsoII) and 1137 bp for the MTase (M.SsoII) were identified. The coding regions are(More)
Osteoinductive characteristics of new osteoplastic materials based on demineralized bone matrix of xenogenic origin with high and controlled degree of purification were studied on the model of regeneration of critical-size cranial defects in rats using modern approaches, including histological analysis, evaluation of morphological parameters of the bone(More)
Recombinant plasmids containing fusion proteins composed of two different modules were constructed and expressed in Escherichia coli. The modules encoded the lactase LacA (LacZ) from the thermophilic bacterium Thermoanaerobacter ethanolicus and the cellulase CelD, a cellulose-binding module (CBM) from Anaerocellum thermophilum. The CelD CBM provides a(More)
The regulation of the Sso II restriction-modification system from Shigella sonnei was studied in vivo and in vitro . In lacZ fusion experiments, Sso II methyltransferase (M. Sso II) was found to repress its own synthesis but stimulate expression of the cognate restriction endonuclease (ENase). The N-terminal 72 amino acids of M. Sso II, predicted to form a(More)
The investigation of Sso II DNA-methyltransferase (M.Sso II) interaction with the intergenic region of Sso II restriction-modification system was carried out. Seven guanine residues protected by M. Sso II from methylation with dimethylsulfate and thus probably involved in enzyme-DNA recognition were identified. Six of them are located symmetrically within(More)
The interaction of DNA-methyltransferase Ecl18kI (M.Ecl18kI) with a fragment of promoter region of restriction-modification system SsoII was studied. It is shown that dissociation constants of M.Ecl18kI and M.SsoII complexes with DNA ligand carrying a regulatory site previously characterized for M.SsoII have comparable values. A deletion derivative of(More)
Overproduction of the NlaX DNA methyltransferase (M.NlaX) in an Escherichia coli host conferred resistance to SsoII restriction endonuclease (R.SsoII) digestion. This suggested an overlap of sequence specificity between M.NlaX and M.SsoII, the latter of which modifies the internal cytosine of the target sequence 5'-CCNGG-3'. A variant of M.NlaX (M.Sso/Nla),(More)
Using a new method based on a combination of bisulfite reaction, the repair enzyme uracil-DNA glycosylase, and synthetic oligodeoxyribonucleotides, the methylation site of DNA-methyltransferase NlaX (M.NlaX) from Neisseria lactamica was established to be the inner cytosine in the double-stranded pentanucleotide recognition sequence 5'-CCNGG-3' (where N =(More)
Standard Affymetrix technology evaluates gene expression by measuring the intensity of mRNA hybridization with a panel of the 25-mer oligonucleotide probes, and summarizing the probe signal intensities by a robust average method. However, in many cases, signal intensity of the probe does not correlate with gene expression. This could be due to the(More)