Janna Lawrence

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A mutant strain of Escherichia coli unable to carry out the first specific reaction of ubiquinone biosynthesis, that is the conversion of chorismate into 4-hydroxybenzoate, has been isolated. The gene concerned maps at about minute 79 on the E. coli chromosome and has been designated ubiC. This gene is probably the structural gene for chorismate lyase since(More)
The twin-arginine translocation (Tat) system operates in plant thylakoid membranes and the plasma membranes of most free-living bacteria. In bacteria, it is responsible for the export of a number of proteins to the periplasm, outer membrane or growth medium, selecting substrates by virtue of cleavable N-terminal signal peptides that contain a key(More)
In the Tat protein export pathway of Gram-negative bacteria, TatA and TatB are homologous proteins that carry out distinct and essential functions in separate sub-complexes. In contrast, Gram-positive Tat systems usually lack TatB and the TatA protein is bifunctional. We have used a mutagenesis approach to delineate TatA/B-type domains in the bifunctional(More)
The frequent translocation of the c-myc oncogene into the immunoglobulin loci in tumors of B lymphocytes prompted us to ask whether or not disease-associated chromosomal translocations specific for other disorders in different cell types would also involve regions of the genome encoding important differentiation-specific products made by these cells. We(More)
Neural networks were used to generalize common themes found in transmembrane-spanning protein helices. Various-sized databases were used containing nonoverlapping sequences, each 25 amino acids long. Training consisted of sorting these sequences into 1 of 2 groups: transmembrane helical peptides or nontransmembrane peptides. Learning was measured using a(More)
The MHC class I-A and -B genes of cynomolgus macaques are highly polymorphic. These genes encode proteins presenting peptides to CD8+ T cells to initiate adaptive immune response. Recombination events are one way the diversity of these alleles can be increased. Such events have been well characterized in humans, but have not been as well characterized in(More)
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