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The expression of gluconeogenic fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase (encoded by the FBP1 gene) depends on the carbon source. Analysis of the FBP1 promoter revealed two upstream activating elements, UAS1FBP1 and UAS2FBP1, which confer carbon source-dependent regulation on a heterologous reporter gene. On glucose media neither element was activated, whereas after(More)
PCK1 encoding phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase is transcriptionally regulated by two upstream activating elements. By screening for mutants that failed to derepress a UAS2PCK1-CYC1-lacZ reporter gene we isolated the new recessive derepression mutation cat5. The CAT5 gene encodes a protein of 272 amino acids showing a 42% identity to the ZC395.2 gene(More)
Using a simple viral genome enrichment approach, we report the de novo assembly of the Akata and Mutu Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) genomes from a single lane of next-generation sequencing (NGS) reads. The Akata and Mutu viral genomes are type I EBV strains of approximately 171 kb in length. Evidence for genome heterogeneity was found for the Akata but not for(More)
Glycolipid and cell surface carbohydrate antigens of human polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) and of HL-60 myeloid leukemia cells were analyzed with a panel of defined, monoclonal anti-carbohydrate antibodies. Antigenicities of intact PMN, HL-60, and retinoic acid-induced HL-60 (r.a.-HL-60) were studied by flow cytofluorometry. These three cell populations(More)
Identifying lower respiratory pathogens in young, non expectorating cystic fibrosis (CF) patients has been problematic. Bronchial secretions are difficult to obtain, and little is known about lower airway flora in these patients. We collected simultaneous bronchial and oropharyngeal specimens in 43 CF patients in optimal respiratory status, including both(More)
To determine the potential toxicity of prolonged aerosol tobramycin administration, 22 patients with cystic fibrosis were monitored while receiving inhaled tobramycin three times a day for 12 weeks. Prior to, four times during administration and approximately 6 weeks after discontinuation of treatment, we assessed pulmonary function, weight, height, body(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated the utility of microarray expression analysis to identify potential microRNA targets. Nevertheless, technical limitations intrinsic to this platform constrain its ability to fully exploit the potential of assessing transcript level changes to explore microRNA targetomes. High-throughput multiplexed Illumina-based(More)
Using an enhanced RNA-Seq pipeline to analyze Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) transcriptomes, we investigated viral and cellular gene expression in the Akata cell line following B-cell-receptor-mediated reactivation. Robust induction of EBV gene expression was observed, with most viral genes induced >200-fold and with EBV transcripts accounting for 7% of all(More)
Twenty-one strains of Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) that hybridized with DNA probe CVD419 were examined for the ability to produce haemolysin. With solid media, all strains produced most haemolysin when grown in blood agar tubes and least when grown on blood agar plates incubated in air. Haemolysin production was increased considerably by(More)
Chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization of the lower respiratory tract of patients with cystic fibrosis frequently results in pulmonary exacerbations requiring treatment with antimicrobial agents. Multiple morphotypes with different antibiotic susceptibilities are often isolated from a single sputum sample. Determination of MICs of antibiotics for each(More)