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Determination of the N-terminal sequences of two EPTC (S-ethyl dipropylcarbamothioate)-induced proteins from thiocarbamate-degrading Rhodococcus sp. strain NI86/21 resolved by two-dimensional electrophoresis enabled the localization of the respective structural genes on two distinct DNA fragments. One of these strongly induced proteins is a NAD(+)-dependent(More)
We have isolated a novel gene, denoted USP, from Vicia faba var. minor, which corresponds to the most abundant mRNA present in cotyledons during early seed development; however, the corresponding protein does not accumulate in cotyledons. The characterized USP gene with its two introns is 1 of about 15 members of a gene family. A fragment comprising 637 bp(More)
We use the Drosophila melanogaster larval hematopoietic system as an in vivo model for the genetic and functional genomic analysis of oncogenic cell overproliferation. Ras regulates cell proliferation and differentiation in multicellular eukaryotes. To further elucidate the role of activated Ras in cell overproliferation, we generated a collagen(More)
We have previously isolated a legumin gene LeB4 from Vicia faba and shown that a 4.7 kb DNA fragment containing the gene leads to seed-specific expression in transgenic tobacco plants. Here we report that the 2.4 kb upstream sequence alone, when fused to either the neomycin phosphotransferase II (nptII) gene or the β-glucuronidase (uidA) gene, leads to high(More)
A gene encoding a AAA ATPase was discovered in the 5' region of the second operon of 20 S proteasome subunits in the nocardioform actinomycete Rhodococcus erythropolis NI86/21. The gene was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The protein, ARC (AAA ATPase forming Ring-shaped Complexes), is a divergent member of the AAA family. The deduced product of(More)
Eubacteria of the genus Rhodococcus are a diverse group of microorganisms commonly found in many environmental niches from soils to seawaters and as plant and animal pathogens. They exhibit a remarkable ability to degrade many organic compounds and their economic importance is becoming increasingly apparent. Although their genetic organisation is still far(More)
During atrazine degradation by Rhodococcus sp. strain N186/21, N-dealkylated metabolites and an hydroxyisopropyl derivative are produced. The cytochrome P-450 system that is involved in degradation of thiocarbamate herbicides by strain N186/21 (I. Nagy, G. Schoofs, F. Compernolle, P. Proost, J. Vanderleyden, and R. De Mot, J. Bacteriol. 177:676-687, 1995)(More)
A 2.4 kb fragment containing the 5'-flanking region and the 5'-noncoding sequence of the Vicia faba legumin gene LeB4 mediates high level seed-specific expression in transgenic tobacco plants. Deleted derivatives of this legumin upstream sequence were fused to the npt-II reporter gene to determine the tissue-specific activity of the chimeric constructs in(More)
The evolution of resistance to a single antibiotic is frequently accompanied by increased resistance to multiple other antimicrobial agents. In sharp contrast, very little is known about the frequency and mechanisms underlying collateral sensitivity. In this case, genetic adaptation under antibiotic stress yields enhanced sensitivity to other antibiotics.(More)
The sequence of the respective DNA regions downstream of the 20S proteasome structural genes prcB1A1 (6 kb) and prcB2A2 (3.3 kb) of Rhodococcus erythropolis NI86/21 were determined. A highly conserved gene organization was observed between the two clusters which differed significantly in G + C content (68.8% versus 62.6%). Several ORFs were homologues of(More)