Hope H. Liebke

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We have characterized a new mutation rpoD800 affecting the sigma gene of E. coli. Upon transfer to high temperature, a strain with the rpoD800 mutation ceases growth within 30 min. We find that this mutation renders sigma about 10-fold more thermolabile than the wild type sigma at 45°C in vitro. We have compared the temperature profile for inactivation of(More)
The conditional lethal mutations ts8 and h8 are located in fda, the gene encoding aldolase, and they inhibit RNA synthesis upon shift to the nonpermissive temperature. We demonstrate that both mutations preferentially inhibit stable RNA synthesis and that this inhibition occurs at the level of transcription initiation. The susceptibility of a promoter to(More)
A novel spontaneous temperature sensitive mutant of Escherichia coli, which stops synthesizing stable RNA and some proteins immediately upon temperature shift from 30° C to 42° C, is described. Stable RNA species are not preferentially degraded in the mutant at the nonpermissive temperature. The guanine polyphosphate compounds, ppGpp (MS1) and pppGpp (MS2),(More)
The ts8 mutant of Escherichia coli has previously been shown to preferentially inhibit stable RNA synthesis when shifted to the nonpermissive temperature. We demonstrate in this report that the ts8 mutation is an allele of fda, the gene that encodes the glycolytic enzyme fructose-1,6-diphosphate aldolase. We show that ts8 and a second fda mutation, h8,(More)
To define the anti-SecA-LacZ antiserum, immunoprecipitates produced with either whole anti-SecA-LacZ rabbit antiserum or affinity-purified antibodies were used to analyze nondenatured lysates of Escherichia coli. The antiserum contains antibodies that recognize different proteins. Antibody purified by preadsorption to the SecA-LacZ hybrid protein(More)
Escherichia coli K12 strains containing the mutant sigma allele rpoD800 are temperature-sensitive for growth. We have compared gene expression in isogenic rpoD+ and rpoD800 cells during steady-state growth and after temperature shift, in order to define the role of the sigma subunit in vivo. We have shown that sigma synthesis is regulated. After temperature(More)
The 1440 nucleotides of the distal region of the E. coli ribosomal RNA operon found on the lambda aroE transducing phage has been sequenced. We show that the lambda aroE hybrid rrn operon ends after a solitary 5S RNA gene with rrnE distal sequence. A single terminator structure of dyad symmetry followed by a run of six T's have been identified and compared(More)