Christophe Place

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The possibility that the sliding motion of proteins on DNA is influenced by the base sequence through a base pair reading interaction, is considered. Referring to the case of the T7 RNA-polymerase, we show that the protein should follow a noise-influenced sequence-dependent motion which deviate from the standard random walk usually assumed. The general(More)
We introduce a probabilistic model for protein sliding motion along DNA during the search of a target sequence. The model accounts for possible effects due to sequence-dependent interaction between the nonspecific DNA and the protein. Hydrogen bonds formed at the target site are used as the main sequence-dependent interaction between protein and DNA. The(More)
We introduce a probabilistic model for the RNA-polymerase sliding motion along DNA during the promoter search. The model accounts for possible effects due to sequence-dependent interactions between the nonspecific DNA and the enzyme. We focus on T7 RNA-polymerase and exploit the available information about its interaction at the promoter site in order to(More)
For most pathogenic bacteria, flagellar motility is recognized as a virulence factor. Here, we analysed the swimming behaviour of bacteria close to eukaryotic cellular surfaces, using the major opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a model. We delineated three classes of swimming trajectories on both cellular surfaces and glass that could be(More)
A new method based on combined atomic force microscopy (AFM) and fluorescence microscopy observations, is proposed to visualize the insertion of glycosylphosphatidyl inositol (GPI) anchored alkaline phosphatase from buffer solutions into supported phospholipid bilayers. The technique involves the use of 27 nm diameter fluorescent latex beads covalently(More)
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