Kathleen McAteer

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Yersinia pestis is a gram-negative bacterium that causes plague, a disease linked historically to the Black Death in Europe during the Middle Ages and to several outbreaks during the modern era. Metabolism in Y. pestis displays remarkable flexibility and robustness, allowing the bacterium to proliferate in both warm-blooded mammalian hosts and cold-blooded(More)
BACKGROUND Many human microbial infectious diseases including dental caries are polymicrobial in nature. How these complex multi-species communities evolve from a healthy to a diseased state is not well understood. Although many health- or disease-associated oral bacteria have been characterized in vitro, their physiology within the complex oral microbiome(More)
Salmonella and Yersinia are two distantly related genera containing species with wide host-range specificity and pathogenic capacity. The metabolic complexity of these organisms facilitates robust lifestyles both outside of and within animal hosts. Using a pathogen-centric systems biology approach, we are combining a multi-omics (transcriptomics,(More)
  • Noureddine Krichene, Abbas Mirakhor, Abdoulaye Bio-Tchané, Genevieve Labeyrie, Kathleen McAteer, Saeed Mahyoub
  • 2006
This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF. The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy. Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to further debate. This paper examines the(More)
The solution structures of a duplex DNA dodecamer containing a cis-syn cyclobutane thymine dimer d(GCACGAAT[cs]TAAG).d(CTTAATTCG TGC) and its native parent sequence were determined using NMR data collected at 750 MHz. The dodecamer sequence corresponds to the section of a site-specific cis-syn dimer containing 49-mer that was found to be the binding site(More)
Recent NMR-based, chemical shift mapping experiments with the minimal DNA-binding domain of XPA (XPA-MBD: M98-F219) suggest that a basic cleft located in the loop-rich subdomain plays a role in DNA-binding. Here, XPA-DNA interactions are further characterized by NMR spectroscopy from the vantage point of the DNA using a single-stranded DNA nonamer,(More)
Formamidopyrimidine-DNA glycosylase (Fpg) is a base excision repair (BER) protein that removes oxidative DNA lesions. Recent crystal structures of Fpg bound to DNA revealed residues involved in damage recognition and enzyme catalysis, but failed to shed light on the dynamic nature of the processes. To examine the structural and dynamic changes that occur in(More)
High-throughput (HTP) technologies offer the capability to evaluate the genome, proteome, and metabolome of an organism at a global scale. This opens up new opportunities to define complex signatures of disease that involve signals from multiple types of biomolecules. However, integrating these data types is difficult due to the heterogeneity of the data.(More)
Base dynamics, heretofore observed only at TpA steps in DNA, were investigated as a function of sequence context by NMR spectroscopy. The large amplitude conformational dynamics have been previously observed in TnAn segments where n > or = 2. In order to determine whether the dynamic characteristics occur in more general sequence contexts, we examined four(More)
NMR evidence is presented indicating that the exceptional conformational dynamics found at TpA steps in DNA is general to all immediate sequence contexts. One easily tractable NMR parameter that is sensitive to TpA base dynamics is the resonance linewidth of the TpA adenine H2 proton. This resonance experiences a temperature-dependent broadening due to(More)