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The Jacob and Monod scheme for the regulation of enzyme formation leads to the following relation between the relative rate of enzyme synthesis alpha and cellular effector concentration E (the lower sign is for repressible systems): log (alpha/1 - alpha - alpha(b)) = +/- n log [E] + log alpha(b) +/- log K(1). This equation permits linear plotting of(More)
  • Gad Yagil
  • Critical reviews in biochemistry and molecular…
  • 1991
A DNA structure is defined as paranemic if the participating strands can be separated without mutual rotation of the opposite strands. The experimental methods employed to detect paranemic, unwound, DNA regions is described, including probing by single-strand specific nucleases (SNN), conformation-specific chemical probes, topoisomer analysis, NMR, and(More)
A program to analyse the length and frequency distribution of specific base tracts in genomic sequences is described. The frequency of oligopurine.oligopyrimidine tracts (R.Y. tracts) in a data base of 163 transcribed genes is analysed and compared. The complete genomes of SV40 virus, N. tobacum chloroplast, yeast 2 micron plasmid, bacteriophage lambda,(More)
DNA tracts composed of only two bases are possible in six combinations: A+G (purines, R), C+T (pyrimidines, Y), G+T (Keto, K), A+C (Imino, M), A+T (Weak, W) and G+C (Strong, S). It is long known that all-pyrimidine tracts, complemented by all-purines tracts ("R.Y tracts"), are excessively present in analyzed DNA. We have previously shown that R.Y tracts are(More)
The TRACTS program was employed to map the occurrence of base tracts composed of only two bases in Saccharomyces cerevisiae chromosome III. The observed frequencies were compared with those expected in random DNA. A vast excess of long base tracts of the three possible two-base combinations, namely, purine.pyrimidine (R.Y), keto.imino (K.M) and weak;strong(More)
The occurrence of DNA tracts of the three binary base combinations: R.Y, K.M and W;S has been mapped in the complete genomes of Haemophilus influenzae and Escherichia coli. A highly significant over-representation of W tracts is observed in both bacteria. The excess of W tracts is particularly striking in the 10% intercoding regions. Subdivision of(More)
Abstract Previous studies in this laboratory and others have demonstrated both stimulation and inhibition of vasopressin release by norepinephrine. In other regions of the central nervous system, diverse effects of norepinephrine reflect activation of different types of adrenergic receptors and the interaction of norepinephrine with other regulatory(More)