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Three outer membrane proteins with molecular masses of 40, 38, and 27 kDa of the hypertoxinogenic strain 569B of Vibrio cholerae have been purified to homogeneity. The synthesis of all the three proteins is regulated by the osmolarity of the growth medium. The pore-forming ability of the 40-kDa protein, OmpT, and the 38-kDa protein, OmpU, has been(More)
We previously proposed a model of Class IA PI3K regulation in which p85 inhibition of p110alpha requires (i) an inhibitory contact between the p85 nSH2 domain and the p110alpha helical domain, and (ii) a contact between the p85 nSH2 and iSH2 domains that orients the nSH2 so as to inhibit p110alpha. We proposed that oncogenic truncations of p85 fail to(More)
The effect of cytochrome b on the assembly of the subunits of complex III into the inner mitochondrial membrane has been studied in four mutants of yeast that lack a spectrally detectable cytochrome b and do not synthesize apocytochrome b. Quantitative analysis of intact mitochondria by immunoprecipitation or immunoblotting techniques with specific antisera(More)
Several genes (the Shaker or Sh gene family) encoding components of voltage-gated K+ channels have been identified in various species. Based on sequence similarities Sh genes are classified into four groups or subfamilies. Mammalian genes of each one of these subfamilies also show high levels of sequence similarity to one of four related Drosophila genes:(More)
The Anthracis repressor (AntR) is a Mn(II)-activated DNA binding protein that is involved in the regulation of Mn(II) homeostasis in Bacillus anthracis. AntR is structurally and functionally homologous to Mn(II)-activated repressor from Bacillus subtillis (MntR). Our studies on AntR focus on metal-regulated activation of the protein. Line shape analysis of(More)
Over ten different mammalian genes related to the Drosophila Shaker gene (the Sh gene family) have been identified recently. These genes encode subunits of voltage-dependent K+ channels. The family consists of four subfamilies: ShI genes are homologues of Shaker; ShII, ShIII, and ShIV are homologues of three other Shaker-like genes in Drosophila, Shab,(More)
The tolQ, R, A and B genes have been isolated from the DNA of Haemophilus influenzae and sequenced. The deduced amino acid (aa) sequence of the H. influenzae TolQ, TolR, TolA and TolB show 67, 63, 41 and 62% identity with Escherichia coli TolQRAB proteins, respectively. These four proteins are involved in transport of colicins and phages across the cell(More)
The anthracis repressor (AntR) is a manganese-activated transcriptional regulator from Bacillus anthracis and is a member of the diphtheria toxin repressor (DtxR) family of proteins. In this paper, we characterize the Mn(II) binding and protein dimerization state using a combination of continuous wave (cw) and pulsed EPR methods. Equilibrium metal binding(More)
An oligonucleotide probe (315) specific for the alpha- and beta-tubulin genes of Plasmodium falciparum was synthesized utilizing codon usage of P. falciparum determined from published gene sequences. By screening genomic and cDNA libraries with the oligonucleotide probe, alpha- and beta-tubulin clones were isolated. Positive clones were identified by(More)
Based upon the nucleotide sequence of the relA gene from Escherichia coli, a gene fragment corresponding to the homologous gene from the pathogenic oral bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis 381 was isolated by PCR and utilized to construct a relA mutant. The mutant, KS7, was defective in ribosome-mediated ppGpp formation and also in the stringent response.