Christina DeFilippo Mack

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Geranyl-coenzyme A (CoA)-carboxylase (GCase; AtuC/AtuF) and methylcrotonyl-CoA-carboxylase (MCase; LiuB/LiuD) are characteristic enzymes of the catabolic pathway of acyclic terpenes (citronellol and geraniol) and of saturated methyl-branched compounds, such as leucine or isovalerate, respectively. Proteins encoded by two gene clusters (atuABCDEFGH and(More)
The two-component signal transduction system consisting of the sensor kinase MtrB and the response regulator MtrA is highly conserved in corynebacteria and mycobacteria. Whereas mtrA of Mycobacterium tuberculosis was reported to be essential, we recently succeeded in creating ΔmtrAB and ΔmtrA deletion mutants of Corynebacterium glutamicum and provided(More)
Expression of the structural genes encoding the ATP-dependent proteases ClpCP and Lon in Corynebacterium glutamicum and Streptomyces lividans is activated by the transcriptional regulator ClgR in response to yet unknown environmental stimuli. As it was not known whether ClgR controls expression of additional genes we used DNA microarrays in order to(More)
In this work, the molecular basis of aerobic citrate utilization by the gram-positive bacterium Corynebacterium glutamicum was studied. Genome analysis revealed the presence of two putative citrate transport systems. The permease encoded by citH belongs to the citrate-Mg(2+):H(+)/citrate-Ca(2+):H(+) symporter family, whereas the permease encoded by the(More)
The majority of bacterial genomes encode a high number of two-component systems controlling gene expression in response to a variety of different stimuli. The Gram-positive soil bacterium Corynebacterium glutamicum contains two homologous two-component systems (TCS) involved in the haem-dependent regulation of gene expression. Whereas the HrrSA system is(More)
Expanding access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) has both individual health benefits and potential to decrease HIV incidence. Ensuring access to HIV services is a significant human rights issue and successful programmes require adequate human rights protections and community support. However, the cost of specific human rights and community support(More)
PURPOSE Nonexperimental studies of treatment effectiveness provide an important complement to randomized trials by including heterogeneous populations. Propensity scores (PSs) are common in these studies but may not adequately capture changes in channeling experienced by innovative treatments. We use calendar time-specific (CTS) PSs to examine the effect of(More)
BACKGROUND African Americans in the United States have higher rates of colon cancer mortality than other races. This study examines the use of oxaliplatin, a novel chemotherapeutic agent approved in 2004, among African American and Caucasian American patients with stage III colon cancer to determine whether differential receipt or differential effectiveness(More)
BACKGROUND Channeling occurs when a medication and its potential comparators are selectively prescribed based on differences in underlying patient characteristics. Drug safety advisories can provide new information regarding the relative safety or effectiveness of a drug product which might increase selective prescribing. In particular, when reported(More)
BACKGROUND Shoulder disorders are common in football players, with up to 50% of National Football League (NFL) recruits reporting a history of shoulder injuries. Superior labrum anterior-posterior (SLAP) tears are an entity with well-described detrimental effects on return to play in overhead-throwing athletes but with minimal data in contact athletes. (More)