Ian Crowlesmith

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Thin-section electron micrographs of plasmolyzed Salmonella typhimurium infected with bacteriophage P22 demonstrated that phage adsorbed to cells over sites of inner- and outer-membrane contact. Efforts were made to isolate such adsorption sites by infection of cells with 35S- and 32P-labeled phage and by separation of the membranes on sucrose gradients. At(More)
We describe here the isolation of a mutant derivative of the drug resistance factor R1 (Meynell and Datta, 1966) that carries a nonsense mutation in a gene determining resistance to penicillins. We have used this mutant R1 to isolate derivatives of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae that contain nonsense suppressors (Sup- strains) by screening(More)
The rate of synthesis of the OmpA and OmpF proteins, two of the major outer membrane proteins of Escherichia coli K12, was determined. At 25 degrees C both proteins were translated at 6.5 amino acids/s, and the OmpF protein was translated at 15 amino acids/s at 37 degrees C. The former rate corresponded to a synthesis time of just over 50 s for both(More)
Thirty-eight mutants of R1, an R plasmid specifying the type IIIa (TEM) beta-lactamase, were isolated; these mutants are partially or totally unable to synthesize the type IIIa beta-lactamase. The loss of beta-lactamase activity was associated with a reduction in the level of penicillin resistance conferred by the mutants upon their host strain. At least(More)
A mutant of the R plasmid R1 which synthesizes a beta-lactamase with altered kinetic characteristics was isolated. The level of penicillin resistance specified by this plasmid was correctly predicted from the properties of the wild-type R1 according to a simple theoretical model published by Zimmermann and Rosselet (Antimicrob. Agents Chemother.(More)
The OmpA and OmpF proteins are major outer membrane proteins of Escherichia coli K12. Their precursors, the pro-OmpA and pro-OmpF proteins, have been detected in vivo in pulse-labelling experiments carried out with [35S]methionine at 25 degrees C. Wehn the pulse was at 37 degrees C, however, no precursors were detected. The pulse-labelled precursors were(More)
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