Josefine Ederth

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Regulation of RNA polymerase during initiation, elongation, and termination of transcription is mediated in part by interactions with intrinsic regulatory signals encoded in the RNA and DNA that contact the enzyme. These interactions include contacts to an 8-9-bp RNA:DNA hybrid within the active-site cleft of the enzyme, contacts to the melted nontemplate(More)
Bacterial RNA polymerase (RNAP) is a complex molecular machine in which the network of interacting parts and their movements, including contacts to nascent RNA and the DNA template, are at best partially understood. The jaw domain is a part of RNAP that makes a key contact to duplex DNA as it enters the enzyme from downstream and also contacts two other(More)
In May 2013, Italy declared a national outbreak of hepatitis A, which also affected several foreign tourists who had recently visited the country. Molecular investigations identified some cases as infected with an identical strain of hepatitis A virus subgenotype IA. After additional European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries reported locally(More)
Mutations affecting a region of the Escherichia coli RNA polymerase have been isolated that specifically reduce the copy number of ColE1-type plasmids. The mutations, which result in a single amino acid alteration (G1161R) or a 41-amino acid deletion (Delta1149-1190) are located near the 3'-terminal region in the rpoC gene, which encodes the largest subunit(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major public health concern and data on its molecular epidemiology in Sweden is scarce. We carried out an 8-year population-based study of newly diagnosed HCV cases in one of Sweden's centrally situated counties, Södermanland (D-county). The aim was to characterize the HCV strains circulating, analyze their genetic(More)
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