J Estelle Foster

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The regulation of transcription elongation and termination appears to be governed by the ability of RNA polymerase elongation complexes to adopt multiple conformational states; however, the factors controlling the distribution between these states remain elusive. We used transient-state kinetics to investigate the incorporation of single nucleotides. We(More)
Two-component signal transduction systems (TCSs) play fundamental roles in bacterial survival and pathogenesis and have been proposed as targets for the development of novel classes of antibiotics. A new coupled assay was developed and applied to analyse the kinetic mechanisms of three new kinds of inhibitors of TCS function. The assay exploits the(More)
Utilizing frontal affinity chromatography with mass spectrometry detection (FAC-MS), we have identified novel applications in the discovery of small-molecule hits to protein targets that are difficult if not impossible to accomplish using traditional assays. We demonstrate for the first time an ability to distinguish between competitive ligands for the ATP(More)
FAC-MS offers a convenient method for measuring the relative binding strengths of ligands in a mixture and enables a rapid ranking and identification of ligands in the mixture as potential hits against immobilized targets. Using immobilized EphB2 receptor tyrosine kinase as the target and known kinase inhibitors, the results of FAC-MS screening (% shift)(More)
Bacterial histidine kinases have been proposed as targets for the discovery of new antibiotics, yet few specific inhibitors of bacterial histidine kinases have been reported. We report here a novel thienopyridine (TEP) compound that inhibits bacterial histidine kinases competitively with respect to ATP but does not comparably inhibit mammalian(More)
We have integrated two complementary methods, high-throughput virtual screening with a "high-content" wet screening technique based on frontal affinity chromatography with mass spectrometry detection (FAC-MS), for identification of hits against the erythropoietin-producing hepatocellular B2 (EphB2) receptor tyrosine kinase domain. Both an EphB2-directed(More)
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