Kimberly A. Wilson

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Most protocols for the preparation of bacterial genomic DNA consist of lysis, followed by incubation with a nonspecific protease and a series of extractions prior to precipitation of the nucleic acids. Such procedures effectively remove contaminating proteins, but are not effective in removing exopolysaccharides which can interfere with the activity of(More)
The complete sequence of the mitochondrial genome of the giant tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon (Arthropoda, Crustacea, Malacostraca), is presented. The gene content and gene order are identical to those observed in Drosophila yakuba. The overall AT composition is lower than that observed in the known insect mitochondrial genomes, but higher than that observed(More)
Two types of cysteine proteases, low-specificity enzymes from the papain family and Asn-specific from the legumain family are generally considered to be the major endopeptidases responsible for the degradation of seed storage proteins during early seedling growth. The action of the corresponding enzymes (CPPh1 and LLP, respectively) from common bean(More)
Crystals of Ha-Ras p21 with caged GTP at the active site have been used to investigate the conformational changes of p21 on GTP hydrolysis. The structure of the short-lived p21.GTP complex was determined by Laue diffraction methods. After GTP hydrolysis, substantial structural changes occur in the parts of the molecule implicated in the interaction with(More)
Pin1 is an essential mitotic regulator consisting of a peptidyl-prolyl isomerase (PPIase) domain flexibly tethered to a smaller Trp-Trp (WW) binding domain. Communication between these domains is important for Pin1 in vivo activity; however, the atomic basis for this communication has remained elusive. Our previous nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies(More)
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