Carsten Sand Petersen

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The Escherichia coli ompA mRNA, encoding a highly abundant outer membrane protein, has served as a model for regulated mRNA decay in bacteria. The half-life of this transcript correlates inversely with the bacterial growth rate and is growth stage-dependent. The stability of the messenger is determined by the 5'-untranslated region which possesses cleavage(More)
More than 150 point mutations have now been identified in the ATP7A gene. Most of these mutations lead to the classic form of Menkes disease (MD), and a few lead to the milder occipital horn syndrome (OHS). To get a better understanding of molecular changes leading to classic MD and OHS, we took advantage of the unique finding of three patients with similar(More)
The 29 kDa protein of pathogenic Entamoeba histolytica is a cysteine-rich surface antigen which we recently characterized by cDNA sequencing and by using monoclonal antibodies which differentiated between pathogenic and non-pathogenic clinical isolates. To determine the structure and biochemical attributes of this protein, a repertoire of immunological(More)
Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is a rare metabolic disorder characterized by an abnormal porphyrin metabolism and typical cutaneous lesions. Recently a strong association between PCT and hepatitis C virus (HCV) has been proposed. Studies in the south of Europe have shown high prevalences (53 to 91%) of HCV markers in patients with sporadic PCT. Six(More)
Pyrimidine-requiring cdd mutants of Escherichia coli deficient in cytidine deaminase utilize cytidine as a pyrimidine source by an alternative pathway. This has been presumed to involve phosphorylation of cytidine to CMP by cytidine/uridine kinase and subsequent hydrolysis of CMP to cytosine and ribose 5-phosphate by a putative CMP hydrolase. Here we show(More)
In Escherichia coli there are two pathways for conversion of adenine into guanine nucleotides, both involving the intermediary formation of IMP. The major pathway involves conversion of adenine into hypoxanthine in three steps via adenosine and inosine, with subsequent phosphoribosylation of hypoxanthine to IMP. The minor pathway involves formation of ATP,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy-safety ratio of a new topical podophyllotoxin cream 0.5% compared with podophyllotoxin solution 0.5% (Condyline) in male patients with genital warts. METHODS In an observer-blinded controlled study a total of 136 and 133 wart lesions were treated with podophyllotoxin cream 0.5% and podophyllotoxin solution 0.5%,(More)
Messenger RNA in bacteria may be inactivated by several parallel mechanisms acting independently on different target sites. For any species of mRNA the overall rate of inactivation is determined by the sum of the contributions from the different mechanisms. Transcripts may be inactivated directly by endonucleolytic attack or by processive nucleolytic(More)
We have isolated and characterized a copper sensitive Escherichia coli mutant that is deficient in the copper transporting P-type ATPase encoded by the copA gene (previously ybaR). Measurements of uptake and efflux of 64Cu by wild-type and mutant cells implicated the CopA protein in copper efflux from the cytoplasm, and further demonstrated that(More)