J. C. Wootton

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We present the nucleotide sequence of K. pneumoniae nifL, which negatively regulates nif transcription in response to oxygen and fixed nitrogen. It shows partial sequence homology to the general nitrogen regulatory proteins NtrB of K. pneumoniae and Bradyrhizobium parasponiae. This homology is weaker than that shown between the NifA and NtrC activator(More)
We have determined the nucleotide sequences of two genes from Klebsiella pneumoniae, nifA, the nif-specific activator of transcription and ntrC, the bifunctional regulatory protein involved in 'nitrogen control'. These sequences differ significantly from those previously published. In particular, nifA extends 40 codons beyond the stop codon reported(More)
A Staphylococcus epidermidis plasmid conferring inducible resistance to 14-membered ring macrolides and type B streptogramins has been analysed and the DNA sequence of the gene responsible for resistance determined. A single open reading frame of 1.464 kbp, preceded by a complex control region containing a promoter and two ribosomal binding sites, was(More)
The NADP-specific glutamate dehydrogenase of Neurospora crassa shows complex interactions with NH4+ ions, characterized by biphasic downwardly convex double-reciprocal plots. These kinetics are explained by the action of NH4+ both as a substrate and, acting at a separate cation-binding site, as an activator. Rb+ ions, and to a smaller extent other univalent(More)
Several protein sequence analysis algorithms are based on properties of amino acid composition and repetitiveness. These include methods for prediction of secondary structure elements, coiled-coils, transmembrane segments or signal peptides, and for assignment of low-complexity, nonglobular, or intrinsically unstructured regions. The quality of such(More)
A strategy has been developed for the construction of a validated, comprehensive composite protein sequence database. Entries are amalgamated from primary source data bases by a largely automated set of processes in which redundant and trivially different entries are eliminated. A modular approach has been adopted to allow scientific judgement to be used at(More)
A cDNA which encodes a approximately 127 kDa UV-damaged DNA-binding (UV-DDB) protein with high affinity for (6-4)pyrimidine dimers [Abramic', M., Levine, A.S. & Protic', M., J. Biol. Chem. 266: 22493-22500, 1991] has been isolated from a monkey cell cDNA library. The presence of this protein in complexes bound to UV-damaged DNA was confirmed by(More)
In addition to conferring resistances to antibiotics and heavy metals, certain R factors carry genes involved in mutagenic DNA repair. These plasmid-encoded genes are structurally and functionally related to the chromosomally encoded umuDC genes of Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium. Three such plasmid operons, mucAB, impCAB, and samAB, have been(More)