D. Elseviers

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Novel E. coli mutants deficient in biosynthesis of 5- methylaminomethyl -2-thiouridine were isolated based on a phenotype of reduced readthrough at UAG codons. They define 2 new loci trmE and trmF , near 83' on the E. coli map. These mutants are different from strains carrying trmC mutations, which are known to confer a methylation deficiency in(More)
16 lac frameshift mutants induced by an acridine derivative, ICR-191D, in E. coli are leaky for beta-galactosidase activity. Activities of all mutants differ from each other and from the wild type in their stability to thermal denaturation. The leakiness is under ribosomal control, since it is strongly reduced by strA restrictive mutations and is restored(More)
Readthrough and suppression of nonsense codons was compared in Escherichia coli strains with and without a miaA mutation, which confers a loss of the isopentenyladenosine modification in transfer RNA. Generally speaking, our results conform to predictions based on previous literature. In addition, we showed that the miaA mutation in strain TRPX is itself a(More)
We examined the effect of miaA, a mutation conferring a deficiency in 2-methylthio-N6-isopentenyladenosine in tRNA, on patterns of peptidyl-tRNA accumulation in Escherichia coli strains deficient in peptidyl-tRNA hydrolase activity. A specific reduction in peptidyl-tRNA accumulation was seen for tRNAs which normally contain the(More)
In Escherichia coli K12, four of the nine structural genes involved in the biosynthesis of arginine (argE, C, B and H) form a tight cluster within which a clockwise-polarized unit of expression (argCBH) had previously been identified. From a mutant carrying an argCB deletion that greatly lowers the rate of expression of argE but falls short of known argE(More)
We have isolated two regulatory mutants altered in the leader region of the Escherichia coli tryptophan (trp) operon. In one mutant, trpL29, the AUG translation start codon for the trip leader peptide is replaced by AUA. The other mutant, trpL75, has a G leads to A change at residue 75, immediately after the UGA translation stop codon for the trp leader(More)
Predominant enterobacteria from infants with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) were examined for an unusual ability to ferment lactose. One such isolate, a Klebsiella pneumoniae strain, was partially induced for lactose operon expression in tryptone containing media, and was also pathogenic in a rabbit ileal loop model for NEC. A spontaneous segregant of this(More)
Among the four seemingly adjacent loci of the argECBH cluster of E. coli K-12, the last three are shown to belong to the same unit of coordinated expression; the latter exhibits a clockwise polarity in contrast to all other known E. coli operons, except the cluster governing the synthesis of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex. The analysis of several(More)
Two genes for ornithinetranscarbamylase exist in strain Escherichia coli K-12, argI, at 85 min, and argF, at 7 min. In an attempt to compare the deoxyribonucleic acid material of these two genes, the lambda transducing phages carrying a portion of the argI region, lambda dvalS argI, lambda pvalS, and lambda dvalS pyrB, and of the argF region, lambda dargF,(More)