Eleanor Baum

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The expression of the human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) UL97 open reading frame in infected or transfected cells in the presence of the antiherpes compound ganciclovir (GCV) results in the intracellular phosphorylation of GCV. There are conventional kinase domains within the UL97-encoded protein (pUL97). However, the role of pUL97 in the HCMV replication cycle,(More)
General and rapid methods were developed for determining the extent of non-covalent binding between small molecules and proteins, using the model system of human cytomegalovirus protease and several drug candidates which inhibit the protease by non-covalently binding to it. The assay was performed by off-line coupling of size-exclusion methods with mass(More)
Business is increasingly conducted in a global environment, not only in terms of markets but also design, production and service. It is therefore essential that engineering graduates have an orientation towards this globalization and are prepared to operate effectively within it. One manifestation of this new environment is the increasing need for engineers(More)
The expression of ribosomal protein and rRNA genes during Xenopus oogenesis results in the synthesis of sufficient ribosomes to support development of the swimming tadpole. cDNA clones for ribosomal proteins L13, L15, L23, and S22 have been isolated and used as probes to examine ribosomal protein gene transcripts during oogenesis and embryogenesis. Our(More)
A scintillation proximity assay (SPA) using 33phosphorous is described for human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) UL80 protease. This is the first demonstration that 33phosphorous is compatible with the SPA system. The peptide substrate used in the assay contains an HCMV protease cleavage site and is biotinylated at its amino terminus. The peptide also contains a(More)
The 45-kDa assembly protein of human cytomegalovirus is encoded by the C-terminal portion of the UL80 open reading frame (ORF). For herpes simplex virus, packaging of DNA is accompanied by cleavage of its assembly protein precursor at a site near its C terminus, by a protease encoded by the N-terminal region of the same ORF (F. Liu and B. Roizman, J. Virol.(More)
A collection of promoters from the Micromonospora echinospora strain that produces the calichemicin antitumor antibiotics was identified by the use of the promoter-probe vector pIJ486 in Streptomyces lividans. A 0.4-kilobase-pair Micromonospora DNA fragment was found to contain multiple tandem promoters which were characterized by S1 nuclease protection,(More)
The protease encoded by the pol gene of human immunodeficiency virus was expressed in Escherichia coli and found to be toxic to strain BL21(DE3). This toxicity provided a convenient selection for isolating mutants of the protease that are nontoxic and enzymatically inactive. This strong correlation between functional protease and toxicity resulted in rapid(More)
A functional ribosomal protein mRNA, encoding the 60 S subunit protein L1, has been synthesized in vitro using bacteriophage SP6 RNA polymerase. This mRNA directs the synthesis of a product indistinguishable from L1 protein purified from Xenopus ovarian ribosomes. Our results show that L1 synthesis in stage VI oocytes increases in response to microinjection(More)
A symmetrically substituted disulfide compound, CL13933, was identified as a potent inhibitor of human cytomegalovirus UL80 protease. Two types of inhibited protease were observed, depending on inhibitor concentration. At high concentrations, CL13933 formed a covalent adduct with the protease on Cys residues. At lower concentrations, this compound induced(More)