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Expression of the bundle-forming pilus (BFP) of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) is regulated at the transcriptional level by growth phase, temperature, calcium and ammonium. Genes required for the transcriptional activation of bfpA were localized to a 1.8 kb fragment of the enteroadherent factor (EAF) plasmid of EPEC that is separated from the bfp(More)
Sequence flanking the bfpA locus on the enteroadherent factor plasmid of the enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) strain B171-8 (O111:NM) was obtained to identify genes that might be required for bundle-forming pilus (BFP) biosynthesis. Deletion experiments led to the identification of a contiguous cluster of at least 12 open reading frames, including(More)
Introns in transfer RNA genes are rare in vertebrates. Until now, the only intron-containing human tRNA genes were believed to be those coding for tRNA(Tyr). All of these introns are inserted 3' to the anticodon position in these genes. We have designed polymerase chain reaction primers that can amplify all of the tRNA(Tyr) genes for cloning and sequencing(More)
bfp, the structural gene of the major repeating bundle-forming pilus (BFP) subunit, was cloned from the enteroadherent factor (EAF) plasmid of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) strain B171 (O111:NM). The bfp open reading frame encoded a 193-amino-acid protein; comparison of this sequence with the biochemically determined N-terminal amino acid(More)
A versatile expression vector system for construction of gene and protein fusions, specific radiolabeling of gene products and high-level protein production is described. Expression cassettes were constructed containing structural genes encoding native and analog forms of connective tissue-activating peptide-III (CTAP-III), beta-thromboglobulin,(More)
The flexible pilus of Aeromonas hydrophila is a morphologically and biochemically unique organelle which binds eukaryotic cell surfaces and whose expression is induced by specific physiochemical conditions. fxp, the structural gene coding for the flexible pilus subunit, was localized on a 7.6kb plasmid of A. hydrophila strain AH26. A putative Shine-Dalgarno(More)
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