Chris J. Bond

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The gene encoding the iron-dependent superoxide dismutase from Pseudomonas ovalis was cloned from a genomic library and sequenced. The ORF differs from the previously published protein sequence, which was used for the original structure determination, at 16 positions. The differences include three additional inserted residues, one deleted residue and 12(More)
We have analyzed the structural determinants of the allosteric activation of yeast pyruvate kinase (YPK) by mutational and kinetic analysis and initiated a structure-based design project to identify novel effectors that modulate its allosteric response by binding to the allosteric site for fructose-1,6-bisphosphate (FBP). The wild-type enzyme is strongly(More)
A new yeast species was isolated from the sediment under metal-contaminated effluent from a disused metal mine in mid-Wales, UK. BLAST searching with DNA sequence amplified from the ribosomal 26S D1/D2 and ITS regions did not reveal a close match with any previously described species (≥6 % and 3 % divergence, respectively). Phylogenetic analysis indicated(More)
Zygosaccharomyces kombuchaensis was recently discovered in the 'tea fungus' used to make fermented tea. Z. kombuchaensis was shown by ribosomal DNA sequencing to be a novel species, and a close relative of Zygosaccharomyces lentus, from which it could not be distinguished by conventional physiological tests. Z. lentus was originally established as a new(More)
Five British ale yeast strains were subjected to flavour profiling under brewery fermentation conditions in which all other brewing parameters were kept constant. Significant variation was observed in the timing and quantity of flavour-related chemicals produced. Genetic tests showed no evidence of hybrid origins in any of the strains, including one strain(More)
Caulobacter crescentus divides asymmetrically generating two distinct cell types at each cell division: a stalked cell competent for DNA replication, and a swarmer cell that is unable to initiate DNA replication until it differentiates into a stalked cell later in the cell cycle. The CtrA protein, a member of the response regulator family of the(More)
The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) binding proteins (IGFBPs) modulate the actions of the insulin-like growth factors in endocrine, paracrine, and autocrine settings. Additionally, some IGFBPs appear to exhibit biological effects that are IGF independent. The six high-affinity IGFBPs that have been characterized to date exhibit 40–60% amino acid sequence(More)
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