Jacqueline M. Hughes

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The U3 nucleolar RNA has a remarkably wide phyletic distribution extending from the Eukarya to the Archaea. It functions in maturation of the small subunit (SSU) rRNA through a mechanism which is as yet unknown but which involves base-pairing with pre-rRNA. The most conserved part of U3 is within 30 nucleotides of the 5' end, but as yet no function for this(More)
Site-directed mutagenesis has been employed by a number of groups to produce mutants of bacterial photosynthetic reaction centers, with the aim of tuning their operation by modifying hydrogen-bond patterns in the close vicinity of the "special pair" of bacteriochlorophylls P identical with P(L)P(M). Direct X-ray structural measurements of the consequences(More)
Parasitic nematodes of humans and plants secrete a structurally novel type of fatty acid- and retinol-binding protein, FAR, into the tissues they occupy. These proteins may interfere with intercellular lipid signaling to manipulate the defense reactions of the host or acquire essential lipids for the parasites. The genome of the nematode Caenorhabditis(More)
A laboratory adaptive optics system has been built for testing the wave front sensor hardware and software for the new Multiple Mirror Telescope adaptive optics system. The system also allows diierent w ave front reconstruction and prediction schemes to be examined. The laboratory system contains a silicon micromachined adaptive mirror with 37(More)
We report on the image formation pipeline developed to efficiently form gigapixel-scale imagery generated by the AWARE-2 multiscale camera. The AWARE-2 camera consists of 98 "microcameras" imaging through a shared spherical objective, covering a 120° x 50° field of view with approximately 40 microradian instantaneous field of view (the angular extent of a(More)
Interpretation of changes in midpoint potential of the "special pair" in bacterial photosynthetic reaction centers caused by site-directed mutagenesis is discussed in terms of a simple tight-binding model which relates them to concomitant variations in spin distribution between the two bacteriochlorophyll molecules of the special pair. Our analysis improves(More)
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