Lawrence C. Ng

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Pseudomonas putida P35X (NCIB 9869) metabolizes phenol and monomethylphenols via a chromosomally encoded meta-cleavage pathway. We have recently described a 13.4-kb fragment of the chromosome that codes for the first eight genes of the catabolic pathway and a divergently transcribed positive regulator, phhR. The eight structural genes lie in an operon, the(More)
The transcriptional promoting activity of DmpR is under the strict control of its aromatic effector ligands that are bound by its regulatory N-terminal domain. The positive control function of DmpR resides within the central C-domain that is highly conserved among activators of sigma(54)-RNA polymerase. The C-domain mediates ATP hydrolysis and interaction(More)
The Pseudomonas-derived sigma54-dependent regulator DmpR has an amino-terminal A-domain controlling the specificity of activation by aromatic effectors, a central C-domain mediating an ATPase activity essential for transcriptional activation and a carboxy-terminal D-domain involved in DNA binding. In the presence of aromatic effectors, the DmpR protein(More)
The final sigma54-dependent DmpR activator regulates transcription of the dmp operon that encodes the enzymes for catabolism of (methyl)phenols. DmpR is expressed constitutively, but its transcriptional promoting activity is controlled positively in direct response to the presence of aromatic pathway substrates (effectors). DmpR has a distinct domain(More)
Newly developed glottographic sensors, utilizing high-frequency propagating electromagnetic waves, were compared to a well-established electroglottographic device. The comparison was made on four male subjects under different phonation conditions, including three levels of vocal fold adduction (normal, breathy, and pressed), three different registers(More)
Pseudomonas putida P35X (NCIB 9869) metabolises phenol and cresols via a chromosomally encoded meta-cleavage pathway. A 13.4-kb fragment of the chromosome involved in encoding phenol catabolism was cloned and characterized. Deletion analysis and nucleotide sequencing of a 6589-bp region, in conjunction with enzyme assays, were used to identify the phhKLMNOP(More)
OBJECTIVE We have recently demonstrated multiple aberrations in the GH-IGF axis in the sera of children with untreated insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) which were restored after insulin replacement. However, the net result of these alterations in the IGF system on the concentrations of free/biologically available IGF-I in the serum have not been(More)
Very low power electromagnetic (EM) wave sensors are being used to measure speech articulator motions as speech is produced. Glottal tissue oscillations, jaw, tongue, soft palate, and other organs have been measured. Previously, microwave imaging (e.g., using radar sensors) appears not to have been considered for such monitoring. Glottal tissue movements(More)