Lisa Mortensen

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The deoR gene, which encodes the deor repressor protein in Escherichia coli, was fused to the strong Ptrc promoter in plasmid pKK233-2. The Ptrc promoter is kept repressed by lacI repressor to prevent cell killing. Induction of the Ptrc--deoR fusion plasmid resulted in the accumulation of 4% of the soluble protein as deoR protein. The deoR repressor protein(More)
Distal effects on the in vivo repression of the deo operon are thought to be mediated by the deoR repressor with DNA loop formation. Such loops are easily observed by electron microscopy when the oligomeric deoR repressor is added to a DNA fragment carrying the three genetically defined operators at their chromosomal distances. Upon binding of deoR to any(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate the precision of the "nucleator" with regard to estimation of the number of granulosa cells in individual follicles and the average number of granulosa cells per follicle in a group of follicles. STUDY DESIGN Nine murine ovarian follicles embedded in plastic were oriented isotropically with the "orientator" by(More)
Cumulus enclosed oocytes, cumulus enclosed oocytes denuded of their cumulus and cumulus free oocytes from 21 day old unstimulated mice were cultured for 18 hours in control medium supplemented with lithium chloride, dbcAMP and forskolin at various concentrations. In control medium 66% of the cumulus enclosed oocytes, 93% of the denuded oocytes, and 94% of(More)
Animals experiencing a trade-off between predation risk and resource acquisition must accurately predict ambient levels of predation risk to maximize fitness. We measure this trade-off explicitly in larvae of the damselfly Enallagma antennatum, comparing consumption rates in the presence of chemical cues from predators and injured prey. Damselflies(More)
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