Juan Salvador Aguilar

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The gene ald, encoding aldehyde dehydrogenase, has been cloned from a genomic library of Escherichia coli K-12 constructed with plasmid pBR322 by complementing an aldehyde dehydrogenase-deficient mutant. The ald region was sequenced, and a single open reading frame of 479 codons specifying the subunit of the aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme complex was(More)
The ula regulon, responsible for the utilization of L-ascorbate in Escherichia coli, is formed by two divergently transcribed operons, ulaG and ulaABCDEF. The regulon is negatively regulated by a repressor of the DeoR family which is encoded by the constitutive gene ulaR located downstream of ulaG. Full repression of the ula regulon requires simultaneous(More)
Many extremophilic microorganisms are polyextremophiles, being confronted with more than one stress condition. For instance, some thermoacidophilic microorganisms are in addition capable to resist very high metal concentrations. Most likely, they have developed special adaptations to thrive in their living environments. Inorganic polyphosphate (polyP) is a(More)
Transcriptional regulation of the rhaT gene, one of the operons forming the rhamnose regulon in Escherichia coli, was studied by fusing its complete or deleted promoter to the reporter gene lacZ. Analysis of beta-galactosidase activities induced in these constructions grown under different conditions predicted the presence of two putative control elements:(More)
Expression studies on the aldA gene encoding aldehyde dehydrogenase in Escherichia coli showed induction by two types of molecule (hydroxyaldehydes and 2-oxoglutarate), carbon catabolite repression and respiration dependence. Promoter deletion analysis showed that the proximal operator, which includes inducer-regulator complex and catabolite repression(More)
The yiaKLMNOPQRS (yiaK-S) gene cluster of Escherichia coli is believed to be involved in the utilization of a hitherto unknown carbohydrate which generates the intermediate L-xylulose. Transcription of yiaK-S as a single message from the unique promoter found upstream of yiaK is proven in this study. The 5' end has been located at 60 bp upstream from the(More)
The present action plan was commissioned by the European Commission and prepared by BirdLife International as subcontractor to the " N2K Group " in the frame of Service Contract N#070307/2007/488316/SER/B2 " Technical and scientific support in relation to the implementation of the 92/43 'Habitats' and 79/409 'Birds' Directives ". This plan should be(More)
BACKGROUND Bacterial populations are highly successful at colonizing new habitats and adapting to changing environmental conditions, partly due to their capacity to evolve novel virulence and metabolic pathways in response to stress conditions and to shuffle them by horizontal gene transfer (HGT). A common theme in the evolution of new functions consists of(More)
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