Greta R Monterosso

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Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) causes most uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) in humans. Flagellum-mediated motility and chemotaxis have been suggested to contribute to virulence by enabling UPEC to escape host immune responses and disperse to new sites within the urinary tract. To evaluate their contribution to virulence, six separate(More)
The reaction of substrate-bound taurine/alpha-ketoglutarate dioxygenase with O2 has been studied using cryogenic continuous-flow spectroscopy. Transient absorption spectra acquired at -38 degrees C show an exponential decay of a 318-nm chromophore with an apparent rate of 1.3 s-1. The observed optical changes and their kinetics are consistent with the(More)
Taurine/alpha-ketoglutarate (alphaKG) dioxygenase (TauD), an archetype alphaKG-dependent hydroxylase, is a non-heme mononuclear Fe(II) enzyme that couples the oxidative decarboxylation of alphaKG with the conversion of taurine to aminoacetaldehyde and sulfite. The crystal structure of taurine-alphaKG-Fe(II)TauD is known, and spectroscopic studies have(More)
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