Claudine Donnelly

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Overexpression of the SOS-inducible umuDC operon of Escherichia coli results in the inability of these cells to grow at 30 degrees C. Mutations in several heat shock genes suppress this cold sensitivity. Suppression of umuD+C+-dependent cold sensitivity appears to occur by two different mechanisms. We show that mutations in lon and dnaK heat shock genes(More)
The GroE proteins of Escherichia coli are heat shock proteins which have also been shown to be molecular chaperone proteins. Our previous work has shown that the GroE proteins of E. coli are required for UV mutagenesis. This process requires the umuDC genes which are regulated by the SOS regulon. As part of the UV mutagenesis pathway, the product of the(More)
We used site-directed mutagenesis to generate mutations in the -10 region of the lac P2 promoter. The mutations were crossed onto lambda bacteriophage carrying the lac regulatory elements and an intact lacZ gene, and the effects of the various mutations were determined in vivo and in vitro. Two of four mutations had effects on the start point of the(More)
Despite similarities in the cellular response to allografts and xenografts, some aspects of the xenogeneic immune response are unique. We find that both freshly isolated and primed human peripheral blood lymphocytes manifest MHC unrestricted cytolysis of porcine cells. While natural antibody-mediated mechanisms account for variable levels of cytotoxicity,(More)
In Escherichia coli, most UV and chemical mutagenesis is not a passive process and requires the participation of the umuD and umuC gene products. However, the molecular mechanism of UV mutagenesis is not yet understood and the roles of the UmuD and UmuC proteins have not been elucidated. The umuDC operon is induced by UV irradiation and regulated as part of(More)
This workshop discussed the use of pharmacogenomics knowledge in clinical practice. It was organized in three sections: educational needs, definition of industry as a potential trigger, and regulatory aspects. Regarding pharmacogenomics education, it appears that this is truly lacking, except for patients, who are becoming increasingly educated thanks to(More)
The attempt to develop novel antibiotics, active against organisms resistant to current therapies, has led researchers to seek and explore new drug targets. The rapid sequencing and analysis of entire microbial genomes has identified large numbers of genes that may be sufficiently different from their human counterparts to be exploited as targets for(More)