Khozima Mahmoud Hamasha

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Sensing and responding to environmental changes is a central aspect of cell division regulation. Mycobacterium tuberculosis contains eleven Ser/Thr kinases, two of which, PknA and PknB, are key signaling molecules that regulate cell division/morphology. One substrate of these kinases is Wag31, and we previously showed that partial depletion of Wag31 caused(More)
Non-surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy using a 514.5 nm wavelength laser has been used to measure the molecular difference of conditional mutants of Mycobacterium smegmatis expressing three different alleles: wild-type wag31(Mtb), phosphoablative wag31T73A(Mtb), and phosphomimetic wag31T73E(Mtb). This study demonstrates that the phosphorylation of Wag31, a(More)
The determination of bacterial identity at the strain level is still a complex and time-consuming endeavor. In this study, visible wavelength spontaneous Raman spectroscopy has been used for the discrimination of four closely related Escherichia coli strains: pathogenic enterohemorrhagic E. coli O157:H7 and non-pathogenic E. coli C, E. coli Hfr K-12, and E.(More)
Visible-wavelength Raman spectroscopy was used to investigate the uptake and metabolism of the five-carbon sugar alcohol xylitol by Gram-positive viridans group streptococcus and the two extensively used strains of Gram-negative Escherichia coli, E. coli C and E. coli K-12. E. coli C, but not E. coli K-12, contains a complete xylitol operon, and the(More)
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