Jeffrey K. Ichikawa

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Using the massively parallel technique of sequencing by oligonucleotide ligation and detection (SOLiD; Applied Biosystems), we have assessed the in vivo positions of more than 44 million putative nucleosome cores in the multicellular genetic model organism Caenorhabditis elegans. These analyses provide a global view of the chromatin architecture of a(More)
We describe the genome sequencing of an anonymous individual of African origin using a novel ligation-based sequencing assay that enables a unique form of error correction that improves the raw accuracy of the aligned reads to >99.9%, allowing us to accurately call SNPs with as few as two reads per allele. We collected several billion mate-paired reads(More)
We show that the open reading frame in the Thermotoga maritima genome tentatively identified as the pcm gene (R. V. Swanson et al., J. Bacteriol. 178, 484-489, 1996) does indeed encode a protein L-isoaspartate (D-aspartate) O-methyltransferase (EC and that this protein repair enzyme displays several novel features. We expressed the 317 amino acid(More)
We determined the DNA sequence of a 2,232-bp region immediately upstream of the pcm gene at 59 min on the Escherichia coli chromosome that encodes an L-isoaspartyl protein methyltransferase with an important role in stationary-phase survival. Two open reading frames of 477 and 1,524 bp were found oriented in the same direction as that of the pcm gene. The(More)
The Escherichia coli surE gene is co-transcribed with pcm, encoding the L-isoaspartyl protein repair methyltransferase, and is highly conserved among both the Eubacteria and the Archaea; however, no biochemical function has yet been identified for this gene. Isoaspartyl accumulation during stationary phase was much higher in a pcm surE double mutant than in(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that plays a major role in lung function deterioration in cystic fibrosis patients. To identify critical host responses during infection, we have used high-density DNA microarrays, consisting of 1,506 human cDNA clones, to monitor gene expression in the A549 lung pneumocyte cell line during exposure to P.(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains from the chronic lung infections of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients are phenotypically and genotypically diverse. Using strain PAO1 whole genome DNA microarrays, we assessed the genomic variation in P. aeruginosa strains isolated from young children with CF (6 months to 8 years of age) as well as from the environment.(More)
High-throughput RNA sequencing enables quantification of transcripts (both known and novel), exon/exon junctions and fusions of exons from different genes. Discovery of gene fusions-particularly those expressed with low abundance- is a challenge with short- and medium-length sequencing reads. To address this challenge, we implemented an RNA-Seq mapping(More)
The type III secretion system (TTSS) is a dedicated bacterial pathogen protein targeting system that directly affects host cell signalling and response pathways. Our goal was to identify host responses to the Pseudomonas aeruginosa effectors, introduced into target cells utilizing the TTSS. We carried out expression profiling of a human lung pneumocyte cell(More)
Neisseria meningitidis colonizes the human nasopharynx and occasionally causes lethal or damaging septicemia and meningitis. Here, we examined the adherence-mediated signaling of meningococci to human cells by comparing gene expression profiles of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) infected by adherent wild-type, frpC-deficient mutant, or the(More)