Franҫois Baneyx

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Chloroplasts contain a 21-kDa co-chaperonin polypeptide (cpn21) formed by two GroES-like domains fused together in tandem. Expression of a double-domain spinach cpn21 in Escherichia coli groES mutant strains supports growth of bacteriophages lambda and T5, and will also suppress a temperature-sensitive growth phenotype of a groES619 strain. Each domain of(More)
Escherichia coli IbpB was overexpressed in a strain carrying a deletion in the chromosomal ibp operon and purified by refolding. Under our experimental conditions, IbpB exhibited pronounced size heterogeneity. Basic oligomers, roughly spherical and approximately 15 nm in diameter, interacted to form larger particles in the 100-200-nm range, which themselves(More)
GroEL140, a mutant Escherichia coli chaperonin unable to support bacteriophage lambda head assembly, was purified to near homogeneity and compared to wild type GroEL (cpn60). GroEL140 exhibited a 1.5-fold lower ATPase activity relative to the wild type protein. The hydrolysis of ATP by both polypeptides was fully inhibited by an excess of ATP gamma S and(More)
Human SPARC has been cloned by the polymerase chain reaction from an endothelial cell cDNA library and expressed in Escherichia coli as a biologically active protein. Transcriptional expression of the insert cDNA was dependent on the activation of the T7 RNA polymerase promoter by isopropylgalactopyranoside. Two forms of recombinant SPARC (rSPARC) protein(More)
Despite their importance in nano-environmental health and safety, interactions between engineered nanomaterials and microbial life remain poorly characterized. Here, we used the model organism E. coli to study the penetration requirements, subcellular localization, induction of stress responses, and long-term fate of luminescent Mn-doped ZnS nanocrystals(More)
SPARC (secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine, also known as osteonectin and BM-40) belongs to a group of secreted macromolecules that modulate cellular interactions with the extracellular matrix. During vertebrate embryogenesis, as well as in tissues undergoing remodeling and repair, the expression pattern of SPARC is consistent with a fundamental(More)
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