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A filter binding assay was developed that allows measurement of specific binding of trp repressor to operator DNA. The most important feature of this procedure is the concentration and type of salt present in the binding buffer. Using this assay the dissociation constant of the repressor-operator complex was determined to be 2.6 X 10(-9) M, and 1.34(More)
Second-site reversion studies were performed with five missense mutants with defects in the trp repressor of Escherichia coli. These mutants were altered throughout the gene. The same unidirectional mutagen used in the isolation of these mutants, hydroxylamine, was used in reversion studies, to increase the likelihood that the revertants obtained would have(More)
BACKGROUND Inositol is a key cellular metabolite for many organisms. Cryptococcus neoformans is an opportunistic pathogen which primarily infects the central nervous system, a region of high inositol concentration, of immunocompromised individuals. Through the use of myo-inositol oxygenase C. neoformans can catabolize inositol as a sole carbon source to(More)
Availability of the three-dimensional structure of the trp repressor of Escherichia coli and a large group of repressor mutants has permitted the identification and analysis of mutants with substitutions of the amino acid residues that form the tryptophan binding pocket. Mutant aporepressors selected for study were overproduced using a multicopy expression(More)
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