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The Mycobacterium tuberculosis TetR-type regulator Rv3574 has been implicated in pathogenesis as it is induced in vivo, and genome-wide essentiality studies show it is required for infection. As the gene is highly conserved in the mycobacteria, we deleted the Rv3574 orthologue in Mycobacterium smegmatis (MSMEG_6042) and used real-time quantitative(More)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis adapts to cellular stresses such as decreased oxygen concentration, at least in part, by upregulation of the dormancy survival regulon, which is thought to be important for the bacterium's ability to enter a persistent state in its human host. We have determined the structure of hypoxic response protein 1, a protein encoded by one(More)
Malignant lymphoma of the thyroid gland is a rare entity; only 200 cases have been reported to date since 1960. Four patients with this disease presented at the Kingston clinic of the Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation. Those with localized malignant lymphoma, particularly the histiocytic types, responded favourably to resection of as much of(More)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is able to use a variety of carbon sources in vivo and current knowledge suggests that cholesterol is used as a carbon source during infection. The catabolized cholesterol is used both as an energy source (ATP generation) and as a source of precursor molecules for the synthesis of complex methyl-branched fatty acids. In previous(More)
The shikimate pathway, responsible for the biosynthesis of aromatic compounds, is essential for the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and is a potential target for the design of new anti-tuberculosis drugs. The first step of this pathway is catalyzed by 3-deoxy-d-arabino-heptulosonate 7-phosphate synthase (DAH7PS). The DAH7PSs have been classified into(More)
PNGase F is a widely used deglycosidase, secreted in small amounts by the gram-negative bacterium Flavobacterium meningosepticum. We have designed a T7 promoter-based Escherichia coli expression system to provide a high-yield source of recombinant enzyme. When expressed intracellularly, the enzyme was produced in a largely insoluble state. However, when(More)
The gene for the thermostable arginase from the thermophilic bacterium 'Bacillus caldovelox' has been cloned and sequenced. Expression of recombinant arginase at high levels has been achieved in E. coli using an inducible T7 RNA polymerase-based system. A facile purification procedure incorporating a heat-treatment step yielded 0.2 g of recombinant arginase(More)
In this paper, we describe the development of a single chain dual band power amplifier for GSM900/1800 applications. RFIC features include: single input-single output topology, three stages of amplification, switched input and inter-stage matching, positive power control, and negative voltage generation. The chip is fabricated using a high volume(More)
HisF (imidazole glycerol phosphate synthase) is an important branch-point enzyme in the histidine biosynthetic pathway of microorganisms. Because of its potential relevance for structure-based drug design, the crystal structure of HisF from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrobaculum aerophilum has been determined. The structure was determined by molecular(More)
A number of genes encoding non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs) have been identified in fungi of Epichloë/Neotyphodium species, endophytes of Pooid grasses, including sidN, putatively encoding a ferrichrome siderophore-synthesizing NRPS. Targeted gene replacement and complementation of sidN in Epichloë festucae has established that extracellular(More)