Christopher J. Haney

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CzcD from Ralstonia metallidurans and ZitB from Escherichia coli are prototypes of bacterial members of the cation diffusion facilitator (CDF) protein family. Expression of the czcD gene in an E. coli mutant strain devoid of zitB and the gene for the zinc-transporting P-type ATPase zntA rendered this strain more zinc resistant and caused decreased(More)
Cation diffusion facilitator (CDF) proteins are a phylogenetically ubiquitous family of intermembrane transporters generally believed to play a role in the homeostasis of a wide range divalent metal cations. CDFs are found in a host of membranes, including the bacterial cell membrane, the vacuolar membrane of both plants and yeast, and the golgi apparatus(More)
The Escherichia coli yiiP gene encodes an iron transporter, ferrous iron efflux (FieF), which belongs to the cation diffusion facilitator family (CDF). Transcription of fieF correlated with iron concentration; however, expression appeared to be independent of the ferrous iron uptake regulator Fur. Absence of FieF led to decreased growth of E. coli cells in(More)
The membrane transporter ZitB responsible for Zn(II) efflux in Escherichia coli was studied by site-directed mutagenesis to elucidate the function of individual amino acid residues. Substitutions of several charged or polar residues, H53, H159, D163 and D186, located in predicted transmembrane domains resulted in loss of ZitB function. In contrast, neither(More)
Use of 16S rRNA partial gene sequencing within the regulatory workflow could greatly reduce the time and labor needed for confirmation and subtyping of Listeria monocytogenes. The goal of this study was to build a 16S rRNA partial gene reference library for Listeria spp. and investigate the potential for 16S rRNA molecular subtyping. A total of 86 isolates(More)
A flow cytometric method (RAPID-B™) with detection sensitivity of one viable cell of Escherichia coli serotype O157:H7 in fresh spinach (Spinacia oleracea) was developed and evaluated. The major impediment to achieving this performance was mistaking autofluorescing spinach particles for tagged target cells. Following a 5 h non-selective enrichment,(More)
Respiratory distress remains a major source of morbidity and mortality among infants, despite advances in conventional mechanical ventilation over the past 20 years. High-frequency jet ventilation provides an alternative treatment modality for neonates suffering from pulmonary air leak syndromes, such as pulmonary interstitial emphysema and pneumothorax.(More)
This bibliography synthesizes selected literature (e.g., abstracts, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles) relevant to the capture, veterinary care, and translocation success of river otters and other meso-bodied vertebrates. Coverage of this bibliography encompasses two broad subject areas: 1) a primary emphasis on veterinary aspects related to the(More)
The use of 16S rRNA gene sequencing within the regulatory workflow may help to reduce the time and labor involved in the identification and differentiation of Salmonella enterica isolates. However, a comprehensive, standardized reference library is needed in order to use this method with regulatory samples. The goal of this project was to acquire 16S rRNA(More)
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