Irene M.A. Nooren

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The tetrameric Mnt repressor is involved in the genetic switch between the lysogenic and lytic growth of Salmonella bacteriophage P22. The solution structure of its C-terminal tetramerization domain, which holds together the two dimeric DNA-binding domains, has been determined by NMR spectroscopy. This structure reveals an assembly of four α-helical(More)
Most disease-associated genetic variants are noncoding, making it challenging to design experiments to understand their functional consequences. Identification of expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) has been a powerful approach to infer the downstream effects of disease-associated variants, but most of these variants remain unexplained. The analysis(More)
Genetic risk factors often localize to noncoding regions of the genome with unknown effects on disease etiology. Expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) help to explain the regulatory mechanisms underlying these genetic associations. Knowledge of the context that determines the nature and strength of eQTLs may help identify cell types relevant to(More)
Daria V. Zhernakova1*, Patrick Deelen1,2*, Martijn Vermaat3*, Maarten van Iterson4*, Michiel van Galen3, Wibowo Arindrarto5, Peter van ’t Hof5, Hailiang Mei5, Freerk van Dijk1,2, Harm-Jan Westra6,7,8, Marc Jan Bonder1, Jeroen van Rooij9, Marijn Verkerk9, P. Mila Jhamai9, Matthijs Moed4, Szymon M. Kielbasa4 , Jan Bot10, Irene Nooren10, René Pool11, Jenny van(More)
The solution structure of the hyperstable MYL mutant (R31M/E36Y/R40L) of the Arc repressor of bacteriophage P22 was determined by NMR spectroscopy and compared to that of the wild-type Arc repressor. A backbone rmsd versus the average of 0.37 A was obtained for the well-defined core region. For both Arc-MYL and the wild-type Arc repressor, evidence for a(More)
The methylome is subject to genetic and environmental effects. Their impact may depend on sex and age, resulting in sex- and age-related physiological variation and disease susceptibility. Here we estimate the total heritability of DNA methylation levels in whole blood and estimate the variance explained by common single nucleotide polymorphisms at 411,169(More)
Abstract The tetrameric Mnt repressor of bacteriophage P22 consists of two dimeric DNA-binding domains and a tetramerization domain. The NOE and chemical shift data demonstrate that the structures of the domains in the wild-type repressor protein are similar to those of the separate domains, the three-dimensional structures of which have been determined(More)
The structure and dynamics of the chymotryptic tetramerization domain of the Mnt repressor of Salmonella bacteriophage P22 have been studied by NMR spectroscopy. Two sets of resonances (A and B) were found, representing the asymmetry within the homotetramer. Triple-resonance techniques were used to obtain unambiguous assignments of the A and B resonances.(More)
Human liver fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) has been efficiently expressed in Escherichia coli. The cDNA encoding human liver FABP was under the control of T7 RNA polymerase promoter in the expression vector pET-3b. Expression required overnight induction with isopropyl beta-D-thiogalactopyranoside in the presence of the bacterial RNA polymerase(More)
Scrutiny of NOE data available for the protein encoded by gene V of the filamentous phage IKe (IKe GVP), resulted in the elucidation of a beta-sheet structure which is partly five stranded. The DNA-binding domain of IKe GVP was investigated using a spin-labeled deoxytrinucleotide. The paramagnetic-relaxation effects observed in the 1H-NMR spectrum of IKe(More)