Judy Lieman-Hurwitz

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Transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana and Nicotiana tabacum plants that express ictB, a gene involved in HCO3- accumulation within the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942, exhibited significantly faster photosynthetic rates than the wild-types under limiting but not under saturating CO2 concentrations. Under conditions of low relative humidity, growth of(More)
The SOD-1 gene on chromosome 21 and approximately 100 kb of chromosomal DNA from the 21q22 region have been isolated and characterized. The gene which is present as a single copy per haploid genome spans 11 kb of chromosomal DNA. Heteroduplex analysis and DNA sequencing reveals five rather small exons and four introns that interrupt the coding region. The(More)
This paper reviews progress made in elucidating the inorganic carbon concentrating mechanism in cyanobacteria at the physiological and molecular levels. Emphasis is placed on the mechanism of inorganic carbon transport, physiological and genetical analysis of high-CO(2)-requiring mutants, the polypeptides induced during adaptation to low CO(2), the(More)
Two cytoplasmic superoxide dismutase (SOD-1) mRNAs of about 0.7 and 0.9 kilobases (Kb.) were previously found in a variety of human cells. The two SOD-1 mRNAs are transcribed from the same gene and the major 0.7 Kb. species is approximately four times more abundant than the minor 0.9 Kb. mRNA. These two mRNAs differ in the length of their 3'-untranslated(More)
In Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803, over 450 genes are upregulated following transfer of the cells from a high (1-5% CO(2) in air, HC) to a low level of CO(2) (as in air or lower, LC). This includes sbtA, ndhF3 and cmpA involved in inorganic carbon (Ci) uptake. Earlier studies implicated NdhR in the regulation of LC-induced genes but there are indications(More)
Cyanobacteria possess an inducible mechanism which enables them to concentrate inorganic carbon (Ci) within the cells. An inactivation library was used to raise the high-CO2-requiring mutant of Synechococcus PCC 7942, IL-2, impaired in HCO3- transport. Analysis of the relevant genomic DNA detected several modifications, probably due to the single crossover(More)
To study the primary structure of human acetylcholinesterase (AcChoEase; EC 3.1.1.7) and its gene expression and amplification, cDNA libraries from human tissues expressing oocyte-translatable AcChoEase mRNA were constructed and screened with labeled oligodeoxynucleotide probes. Several cDNA clones were isolated that encoded a polypeptide with greater than(More)
Certain filamentous cyanobacteria, including Aphanizomenon ovalisporum, are potentially toxic owing to the formation of the hepatotoxin cylindrospermopsin. We previously identified a gene cluster in A. ovalisporum likely to be involved in cylindrospermopsin biosynthesis, including amidinotransferase (aoaA) and polyketide-synthase (aoaC), transcribed on the(More)