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Helicobacter pylori is associated with gastritis and peptic ulcer disease in humans. We have identified a homolog of the chaperonin cpn60 family of heat shock proteins in H. pylori, referred to as Hp54K. Hp54K, purified from water-extractable H. pylori proteins, migrated as a single band at 54 kDa by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel(More)
Helicobacter mustelae is a urease-rich bacterium associated with gastritis in ferrets. The ureases of H. mustelae and Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium implicated in human gastritis, share many characteristics. Helicobacter sp. ureases appear to be unique among bacterial enzymes in exhibiting submillimolar Km values and in being composed of two subunits.
The Bm1P1 protein was previously proposed to act as a positive transcription factor involved in barbiturate-mediated induction of cytochrome P450BM-1 in Bacillus megaterium. We now report that the bm1P1 gene encodes a protein of 217 amino acids, rather than the 98 amino acids as reported previously. In vitro gel shift assays indicate that the Bm1P1 protein(More)
To study the role of the cis-acting element(s) in controlling the expression of the cytochrome P450(BM-1) gene and its upstream regulatory gene, bm1P1, in Bacillus megaterium, various deletion derivatives were constructed. A 53-bp inverted repeat located midway between the P450(BM-1) gene and bm1P1 gene was found in vivo to negatively regulate the(More)
We report that the expression of the Bacillus megaterium bmlP1 gene is subject to negative regulation by the bmlP1 3' flanking region. This repression occurred both in B. megaterium and in Escherichia coli. When the bmlP1 promoter was replaced with a heterologous promoter or when the orientation of the bmlP1 3' flanking region was reversed, the inhibitory(More)
Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) is a rate-limiting step enzyme in the synthesis of catecholamines. Catecholamines function both as hormone and neurotransmitters in the peripheral and central nervous systems, therefore TH's expression and enzymatic activity is tightly regulated by various mechanisms. Several post-translational modifications have been shown to(More)
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