Brian S. Engberg

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The R-factor R1drd-19 mediates resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics via a beta-lactamase. A strain of Escherichia coli K-12 carrying R1drd-19 was grown at different growth rates by using different carbon sources. The specific rate of production of the R1 beta-lactamase increased linearly with the growth rate and with the gene dosage. The content of R1(More)
The effect of the copy number of plasmid R1drd-19 on cell division of Escherichia coli K-12 was studied in populations growing as steady-state cultures at different growth rates, the growth rate being varied by use of different carbon sources. The plasmid copy number was also varied by using copy mutants of the R-factor. The mean cell size was larger in(More)
The intracellular metabolism of 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) was studied in a murine leukemia cell line, WEHI-3b. Cells were incubated 3 to 24 h with 10 nM to 50 microM 6-MP. Nucleotides were extracted with perchloric acid, and the 6-thiopurine nucleotides were isolated on mercurial cellulose. The endogenous ribonucleotides in the perchloric acid extracts as(More)
A new method for quantitative detection of antibodies to Mycoplasma suipneumoniae in pigs' sera has been developed by the application of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The results show that the ELISA is specific and highly sensitive. In experimentally infected pigs antibodies could be detected several weeks before the clinical manifestation(More)
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