Bettina Haase

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DNA cytosine methylation regulates gene expression in mammals. In bacteria, its role in gene expression and genome architecture is less understood. Here we perform high-throughput sequencing of bisulfite-treated genomic DNA from Escherichia coli K12 to describe, for the first time, the extent of cytosine methylation of bacterial DNA at single-base(More)
There are several protocols and kits for the extraction of circulating RNAs from plasma with a following quantification of specific genes via RT-qPCR. Due to the marginal amount of cell-free RNA in plasma samples, the total RNA yield is insufficient to perform Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), the state-of-the-art technology in massive parallel sequencing(More)
UNLABELLED A monoclonal antibody directed against the gene 3 product (pIII) of filamentous phage M13 was produced to study pIII-fusion protein expression in E. coli and its incorporation in the phage capsid. The protein was gel-purified from E. coli expression cultures harboring the genetic information of pIII under the control of an inducible lac promoter.(More)
The lack of efficient high-throughput methods for enrichment of specific sequences from genomic DNA represents a key bottleneck in exploiting the enormous potential of next-generation sequencers. Such methods would allow for a systematic and targeted analysis of relevant genomic regions. Recent studies reported sequence enrichment using a hybridization step(More)
Fibronectin-binding protein I (SfbI) from Streptococcus pyogenes plays a key role in bacterial adhesion to, and invasion of, eukaryotic cells. In addition, SfbI exhibits a considerable potential as mucosal adjuvant and can trigger polyclonal activation of B cells. Here, we report that SfbI is also capable of binding human IgG in a nonimmune fashion. SfbI(More)
The high affinity insulin receptor from the plasma membrane of the cultured human lymphoblastoid cell IM-9 was solubilized with the nonionic detergent Triton X-100. Scatchard analysis of insulin binding revealed a homogeneous class of noncooperative binding sites with K , = 2 X lo8 M-’, corresponding to the high affinity component of cellular insulin(More)
We have previously described a monoclonal antibody (mAb), 10C3, directed against the gene-3 protein (g3p) of filamentous phage M13, which was produced to study g3p fusion protein expression in Escherichia coli and its incorporation in the phage capsid [Tesar, M., Beckmann, C., Röttgen, P., Haase, B., Faude, U., Timmis, K., 1995. Monoclonal antibody against(More)
ARGONAUTE1 (AGO1) mediates posttranscriptional silencing by microRNAs (miRNAs) and short interfering RNAS (siRNAs). AGO1-catalyzed RNA cleavage (slicing) represses miRNA targets, but current models also highlight the roles of slicing in formation of siRNAs and siRNA-AGO1 complexes. miRNA-guided slicing is required for biogenesis of phased, trans-acting(More)