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Resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics in Streptococcus pneumoniae is due to alteration of penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs). S. pneumoniae PBP 1a belongs to the class A high-molecular-mass PBPs, which harbor transpeptidase (TP) and glycosyltransferase (GT) activities. The GT active site represents a new potential target for the generation of novel(More)
B cells and plasma cells possess distinct RNA processing environments that respectively promote the expression of membrane-associated Ig by B cells versus the secretion of Ig by plasma cells. Through a combination of transcriptional profiling and screening using a lentiviral short-hairpin RNA interference library, we show that both the splicing factor(More)
Female preference for male fin elaborations in Poeciliid fishes may be driven by a sensory bias for increased lateral projection area (LPA) that has existed since the lineages diverged from a common ancestor. Previous research supports this hypothesis demonstrating female Poecilia latipinna, Poecilia mexicana, and Poecilia reticulata prefer males of larger(More)
The balance between Th17 and T regulatory (Treg) cells critically modulates immune homeostasis, with an inadequate Treg response contributing to inflammatory disease. Using an unbiased chemical biology approach, we identified a novel role for the dual specificity tyrosine-phosphorylation-regulated kinase DYRK1A in regulating this balance. Inhibition of(More)
The autoradiographic method with l-[35S] methionine ([35S]Met) was used to determine the effect of a single electroconvulsive shock (ECS) on local rates of protein synthesis in the adult rat brain in free-moving conditions. We have estimated the relative contribution of methionine derived from protein breakdown to the intracellular precursor amino acid pool(More)
The autoradiographic method with L-[35S]-methionine was used to determine whether changes in glucocorticoid circulating levels were associated with changes in local rates of protein synthesis in rat brain. Chronic bilateral adrenalectomy induced an increase of methionine incorporation rates into proteins in 60 of the 62 brain regions examined (mean effect,(More)
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