Audrey H. Hobson

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The gene lipA of Pseudomonas cepacia DSM 3959 encodes a prelipase from which a signal peptide is cleaved during secretion, producing a mature extracellular lipase. Expression of lipase in several heterologous hosts depends on the presence of another gene, limA, in cis or in trans. Lipase protein has been overproduced in Escherichia coli in the presence and(More)
Mice carrying a targeted disruption of the rhodopsin gene develop a severe degenerative retinopathy, failing to elaborate rod photoreceptor outer segments (ROS), having no recordable rod electroretinogram (ERG) and losing all of their rod cells over a period of approximately 12 weeks. Murine and human rhodopsins differ in their amino acid sequences.(More)
An extracellular Pseudomonas cepacia lipase, LipA, is inactive when expressed in the absence of the product of the limA gene. Evidence has been presented that LimA is a molecular chaperone. The lipA and limA genes have been cloned in separate and independently inducible expression systems in Escherichia coli. These systems were used to test the molecular(More)
To explore the possible influence of defined genetic backgrounds on photoreceptor viability and function in mice carrying a targeted disruption of the rhodopsin gene, the severities of retinopathies in Rho-/- mice on C57BL/6J and 129Sv congenic backgrounds were compared by light microscopy and electroretinography and qualitatively by in situ end labeling of(More)
The lipA gene of Pseudomonas cepacia DSM3959 requires a downstream gene, limA, in oder to express lipase activity. The product of the lim gene, LimA, is a molecular chaperone required during the folding of lipase in oder for the lipase to adopt an active conformation. The lipase and LimA proteins have been shown to form a complex precipitable with either an(More)
A combined total of approximately 100 mutations have been encountered within the rhodopsin gene in retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and congenital night blindness. Mice carrying a targeted disruption of the rhodopsin gene phenotypically mimic RP, losing their photoreceptors over a period of 3 months and having no recordable rod electroretinogram. These animals(More)
Human acute phase serum amyloid A (the A-SAA2 isoform) was expressed at high levels using the pGEX bacterial expression system. A-SAA2 protein was expressed in E. coli NM544 as part of a fusion protein facilitating rapid purification. A-SAA2 was cleaved from the fusion moiety in the presence of a non-ionic detergent (Triton X-100) to release a soluble(More)
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