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The centrality dependence of the charged-particle multiplicity density at midrapidity in Pb-Pb collisions at sqrt[s_{NN}]=2.76  TeV is presented. The charged-particle density normalized per participating nucleon pair increases by about a factor of 2 from peripheral (70%-80%) to central (0%-5%) collisions. The centrality dependence is found to be similar to(More)
Opening of the three tandem repeats of a 13-mer in the replication origin (oriC) of Escherichia coli is a prime event in the replication in vitro of minichromosomes (Bramhill, D., and Kornberg, A. (1988) Cell 54, 915-918). DnaA, the initiator protein, requires protein HU or IHF, along with a millimolar level of ATP and negative superhelical density in the(More)
The first measurement of the charged-particle multiplicity density at midrapidity in Pb-Pb collisions at a center-of-mass energy per nucleon pair √ S NN = 2.76 TeV is presented. For an event sample corresponding to the most central 5% of the hadronic cross section, the pseudorapidity density of primary charged particles at midrapidity is 1584 ± 4(stat) ±(More)
Previously, we designed and constructed a hybrid of the mussel adhesive protein (MAP) fp-151, which is a fusion protein with six type 1 (fp-1) decapeptide repeats at each type 5 (fp-5) terminus. Through various cell-adhesion analyses, we previously demonstrated that fp-151 has the potential to be used as a cell or tissue bioadhesive. In the present study,(More)
To adapt to anaerobic conditions, Escherichia coli operates the Arc two-component signal transduction system, consisting of a sensor kinase, ArcB, and a response regulator, ArcA. ArcA is converted to the active form, phosphorylated ArcA (ArcA-P), by ArcB-mediated phosphorylation. The active ArcA-P binds to the promoter regions of target genes, thereby(More)
Mussel adhesive proteins (MAPs) have received increased attention as potential environmentally friendly adhesives under aqueous conditions and in medicine. However, attempts to produce functional recombinant MAPs (mainly foot protein type 1, fp-1) by several expression systems have failed. Even though we previously reported a functional expression of(More)
The opening of the three tandem 13-mers (iterons) in the replication origin (oriC) of Escherichia coli by DnaA protein, assisted by protein HU or IHF (Hwang, D. S., and Kornberg, A. (1992) J. Biol. Chem. 267, 23083-23086), represents an essential early stage in the initiation of chromosomal replication (Bramhill, D., and Kornberg, A. (1988) Cell 54,(More)
Under anaerobic growth conditions, Escherichia coli operates a two-component signal transduction system, termed Arc, that consists of ArcB protein, a transmembrane sensor kinase and ArcA protein, the cognate response regulator. In response to low oxygen levels, autophosphorylated ArcB phosphorylates ArcA, and the resulting phosphorylated ArcA (ArcA-P)(More)