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Changes in the dosage of genes encoding elongation factor EF-1 alpha were shown to cause parallel changes in the misreading of nonsense codons. Higher amounts of EF-1 alpha were correlated with increased nonsense suppression, suggesting that the level of EF-1 alpha is critically involved in translational fidelity.
A simple quantitative in vivo assay has been developed for measuring the efficiency of translation of one or other of the three termination codons. UAA, UAG and UGA in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The assay employs a 3-phosphoglycerate kinase-beta-galactosidase gene fusion, carried on a multicopy plasmid, in which the otherwise retained reading frame is(More)
The synthesis of heat-shock proteins can be triggered by a variety of stress-inducing conditions. Here we show that translational misreading caused by growth in the presence of the aminoglycoside antibiotic paromomycin will induce the heat-shock response in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This was demonstrated (i) by the acquisition of thermotolerance,(More)
A cell-free poly(U)-dependent translation elongation system from Candida albicans is ATP-dependent due to the presence of an elongation factor 3 (EF3)-like activity. Saccharomyces cerevisiae ribosomes added to a C. albicans postribosomal supernatant (PRS) supported poly(U)-dependent elongation, suggesting that the C. albicans lysate contained a soluble(More)
A synthetic method for shifting the absorption and emission wavelengths of cyanine dye labels by 15-30 nm to the red has been developed. This step significantly increases the potential for preparing fluorescent probes for multiparameter analysis in cytometry and diagnostics. The new sulfobenzindocyanine dyes contain succinimidyl esters as reactive groups(More)
A cyclic complex [Ni(12)(chp)(12)(O(2)CMe)(12)(thf)(6)(H(2)O)(6)] (1) has been synthesised and studied (chp=6-chloro-2-pyridonate). Complex 1 exhibits ferromagnetic exchange between the S=1 centres, giving an S=12 spin ground state. Detailed studies demonstrate that it is a single-molecule magnet with an energy barrier of approximately 10 K for(More)
A family of ca. 50 imidotitanium precatalysts [Ti(NR)(Me(3)[9]aneN(3))Cl(2)](R = alkyl or aryl; Me(3)[9]aneN(3)= 1,4,7-trimethyltriazacyclononane) were prepared in good yields using semi-automated procedures; high-throughput screening techniques identified seven highly active ethylene polymerisation precatalysts with activities in the range ca. 3 400 to 10(More)
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