Hans Torstein Kleivdal

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Native and recombinant FomA proteins were extracted by detergent from the cell envelopes of Fusobacterium nucleatum and Escherichia coli, and purified to near homogeneity by chromatography. Circular dichroism analysis revealed that the FomA protein consists predominantly of beta-sheets, in line with the previously proposed 16-stranded beta-barrel topology(More)
The complex of the subunits (RIalpha, Calpha) of cAMP-dependent protein kinase I (cA-PKI) was much more stable (K(d) = 0.25 microm) in the presence of excess cAMP than previously thought. The ternary complex of C subunit with cAMP-saturated RIalpha or RIIalpha was devoid of catalytic activity against either peptide or physiological protein substrates. The(More)
The sec6/8 (exocyst) complex is implicated in targeting of vesicles for regulated exocytosis in various cell types and is believed to play a role in synaptogenesis and brain development. We show that the subunits sec6 and sec8 are present at significant levels in neurons of adult rat brain, and that immunoreactivity for the two subunits has a differential(More)
A collaborative study was conducted on the Biosense amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the determination of domoic acid (DA) toxins in shellfish in order to obtain interlaboratory validation data for the method. In addition, a method comparison study was performed to evaluate the ASP ELISA as an alternative to(More)
Method validation was conducted for an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the determination of domoic acid (DA) toxins, known to give amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP) symptoms, in shellfish. The calibration curve range of the assay is approximately 10-260 pg/mL, with a dynamic working range for DA toxins in shellfish from 0.01 to at least 250(More)
The pore-forming activity of the major outer-membrane protein FomA of the anaerobic Fusobacterium nucleatum was studied in artificial lipid bilayer membranes. FomA was isolated from F. nucleatum strains Fev1, ATCC 10953, and ATCC 25586 by extraction with lithium dodecyl sulfate and lithium chloride and had an apparent molecular mass of about 40 kDa. When(More)
Membranes obtained from whole-cell lysates of Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) were separated by Triton X-100 extraction. The resulting insoluble fraction was enriched in outer membranes as assessed by electron microscopy and by the content of β-hydroxy palmitic acid and particulate methane monooxygenase. Major proteins with molecular masses of approximately(More)
FomA porin is the major outer-membrane protein of Fusobacterium nucleatum. It exhibits the functional properties of a general diffusion porin, but has no sequence similarity to other porins. According to the proposed topology model, each monomer of this trimeric protein is a beta-barrel consisting of 16 transmembrane segments with eight surface-exposed(More)
A number of cyclin-dependent protein kinase (CDK) inhibitors were tested for the ability to protect IPC-81 rat leukemic cells against cAMP-induced apoptosis. A near perfect proportionality was observed between inhibitor potency to protect against cAMP-induced apoptosis and to antagonize CDK5, and to a lesser extent, CDK2 and CDK1. Enforced expression of(More)
Porin FomA in the outer membrane of Fusobacterium nucleatum is a trimeric protein, which exhibits permeability properties similar to that of the well-known enterobacterial diffusion porins. The proposed topology model of the FomA monomer depicts the beta-barrel motif typical of diffusion porins, consisting of 16 antiparallel beta-strands. To investigate the(More)