Katherine J Kayser

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An organism, identified as Mycobacterium phlei GTIS10, was isolated based on its ability to use dibenzothiophene (DBT) as a sole source of sulfur for growth at 30–52°C. Similar to other biodesulfurization-competent organisms, M. phlei GTIS10 converts DBT to 2-hydroxybiphenyl (2-HBP), as detected by HPLC. The specific desulfurization activity of the 50°C M.(More)
Enrichment culture experiments employing soil and water samples obtained from petroleum-contaminated environments succeeded in the isolation of a pure culture possessing the ability to utilize quinoline as a sole nitrogen source but did not utilize quinoline as a carbon source. This culture was identified as Pseudomonas ayucida based on a partial 16S rRNA(More)
AIMS To develop molecular tools and examine inducible and constitutive gene expression in Thermus thermophilus. METHODS AND RESULTS Two plasmid promoter probe vectors and an integrative promoter probe vector were constructed using a promoterless thermostable kanamycin nucleotidyltransferase (KmR) cassette. Three expression vectors were constructed based(More)
A Thermus thermophilus HB27 strain was constructed in which the malate dehydrogenase (mdh) gene was deleted. The Deltamdh colonies are recognized by a small-colony phenotype. Wild-type phenotype is restored by transformation with Thermus plasmids or integration vector containing an intact mdh gene. The wild-type phenotype provides a positive selection tool(More)
Amplification, overexpression, and elevated activation of Akt have been detected in many human malignancies making it an important target for cancer therapy. The Akt substrate-binding site offers a large number of potential interactions to an appropriately designed small molecule and can form the basis for the development of selective inhibitors. Here, we(More)
In this paper, we report on the formation and properties of a water-stabilized dimer comprising calix[4]arene-guanosine conjugate cG 2. The 1,3-alternate calixarene cG 2 was poorly soluble in dry CDCl(3) and gave an ill-resolved NMR spectrum, consistent with its nonspecific aggregation. The compound was much more soluble in water-saturated CDCl(3). Two sets(More)
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