D H Mallonee

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In vitro and in vivo studies have shown that the sterol 27-hydroxylase (CYP27) gene is transcriptionally repressed by hydrophobic bile acids. The molecular mechanism(s) of repression of CYP27 by bile acids is unknown. To identify the bile acid responsive element (BARE) and transcription factor(s) that mediate the repression of CYP27 by bile acids,(More)
The intestinal bacterium Eubacterium sp. strain VPI 12708 has been shown to have a bile acid 7 alpha/7 beta-dehydroxylation pathway. A large bile acid inducible (bai) operon encoding at least 9 open reading frames has been cloned and sequenced from this bacterium. The baiE gene from this operon has been subcloned and expressed in E. coli and found to encode(More)
The human intestinal Eubacterium sp. strain VPI 12708 has been shown to have a multistep biochemical pathway for bile acid 7alpha-dehydroxylation. A bile acid-inducible operon encoding 9 open reading frames has been cloned and sequenced from this organism. Several of the genes in this operon have been shown to catalyze specific reactions in the(More)
Eubacterium sp. strain VPI 12708 has several bile acid-inducible (bai) genes which encode enzymes in the bile acid 7 alpha-dehydroxylation (7 alpha DeOH) pathway. Twelve 7 alpha DeOH-positive intestinal bacterial strains were assayed for 7 alpha DeOH activity, and 13 strains were tested for hybridization with bai genes. Cholic acid 7 alpha DeOH activity(More)
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