Ewa Sajnaga

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Protein kinase CK2 is a highly conserved Ser/Thr protein kinase that is ubiquitous among eucaryotic organisms and appears to play an important role in many cellular functions. This enzyme in yeast has a tetrameric structure composed of two catalytic (alpha and/or alpha') subunits and two regulatory beta and beta' subunits. Previously, we have reported(More)
CK2 is a pleiotropic constitutively active serine/threonine protein kinase composed of two catalytic alpha- and two regulatory beta-subunits, whose regulation is still not well understood. It seems to play an essential role in regulation of many cellular processes. Four active forms of CK2, composed of alphaalpha'betabeta', alpha(2)betabeta',(More)
Yeast CK2 is a highly conserved member of the protein kinase CGMC subfamily composed of two catalytic (alpha and alpha') and two regulatory (beta and beta') subunits. The amino-acid sequences of both catalytic subunits are only 60% homologous. Modelling of the tertiary structure of the CK2alpha displays additional alpha-helical structures not present in the(More)
Twenty nodule isolates from Sarothamnus scoparius (broom) growing in Poland and nine strains from plants growing in Japan were studied for phenotypic properties, plasmid presence, phage sensitivity, and host plant specificity. By numerical analysis of phenotypic properties, it was found that the studied nodule bacteria, originating from geographically(More)
When nitrogen fixing root nodules are formed, Sarothamnus scoparius (broom) is inoculated with its microsymbionts. Nodules studied under light and electron microscopy exhibited typical indeterminate nodule histology with apical, persistent meristem, age gradient of nodule tissues, and open vascular bundles, and also with some particular features such as:(More)
Yeast CK2 is a highly conserved member of the protein kinase CGMC subfamily composed of two catalytic (α and α′) and two regulatory (β and β′) subunits. The amino-acid sequences of both catalytic subunits are only 60% homologous. Modelling of the tertiary structure of the CK2α displays additional α-helical structures not present in the CK2α′ subunit,(More)
Protein kinase CK2 is a highly conserved Ser/Thr protein kinase that is ubiquitous among eucaryotic organisms and appears to play an important role in many cellular functions. This enzyme in yeast has a tetrameric structure composed of two catalytic (α and/or α′) subunits and two regulatory β and β′ subunits. Previously, we have reported isolation from(More)
Astragalus cicer (cicer milkvetch) nodule bacteria were investigated for host plant specificity and partial nodC gene sequences, whilst their native host was studied for the microscopic structure of root nodules. The strains under investigation formed nodules not only on the original host but also on Astragalus glycyphyllos, Astragalus sinicus, Lotus(More)
Four virulent phages—ΦDl, ΦTl, ΦCYT21, and ΦOS6, infective on Sarothamnus scoparius rhizobia—were isolated from the soil and characterized for morphology, host range, rate of adsorption to bacterial cells, and genome size. New phages were separated into two morphological families: Siphoviridae with long, noncontractile tails (ΦDl, ΦTl) and Myoviridae with(More)
The relationships between six bacterial symbionts of the entomopathogenic nematodes Heterorhabditis bacteriophora and Heterorhabditis megidis from Poland to species and subspecies of the genus Photorhabdus were evaluated. This study was based on phylogenetic analysis of sequence data of five genes: 16S rRNA, gyrB, recA, gltX, and dnaN. The bacteria were(More)