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We identify Xenopus NF-Y as a key regulator of acetylation responsiveness for the Xenopus hsp70 promoter within chromatin assembled in Xenopus oocyte nuclei. Y-box sequences are required for the assembly of DNase I-hypersensitive sites in the hsp70 promoter, and for transcriptional activation both by inhibitors of histone deacetylase and by the p300(More)
Here we used the cold-shock protein CspB from Bacillus subtilis to study protein folding at an elementary level. The thermodynamic stability of this small five-stranded beta-barrel protein is low, but unfolding and refolding are extremely rapid reactions. In 0.6 M urea the time constant of refolding is about 1.5 ms, and at the transition midpoint (4 M urea)(More)
The cold-shock domain (CSD) is found in many eukaryotic transcriptional factors and is responsible for the specific binding to DNA of a cis-element called the Y-box. The same domain exists in the sequence of the Xenopus RNA-binding proteins FRG Y1 and FRG Y2 (refs 1, 3). The major cold-shock proteins of Escherichia coli (CS7.4) and B. subtilis (CspB) have(More)
The major cold shock protein from Bacillus subtilis (CspB) was overexpressed using the bacteriophage T7 RNA polymerase/promoter system and purified to apparent homogeneity from recombinant Escherichia coli cells. CspB was crystallized in two different forms using vapor diffusion methods. The first crystal form obtained with ammonium sulfate as precipitant(More)
Sequencing of N-terminal and internal peptide fragments of the purified 17 kDa Bacillus subtilis peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase (PPIase) revealed sequence identity to conserved regions of a number of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cyclophilins. Using two oligonucleotide primers corresponding to the N-terminus and a highly conserved internal amino acid(More)
Cyclophylins are members of a class of proteins with peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase activity. These enzymes bind the immunosuppressive agent, cyclosporin A (CsA), which acts as a competitive inhibitor. The peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase from Bacillus subtilis (PPIase) was purified to homogeneity in a 4-step purification procedure, which resulted(More)
A major limitation of gene expression profiling using microarrays has been the substantial amount of RNA required for standard probe labeling techniques, especially when working with clinical samples such as biopsies, microdissected tumors, and laser-captured cells. CLONTECH's PCR-based SMART technology (Switch Mechanism At the 5'end of RNA Templates)(More)
The 17-kDa peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans-isomerase from Bacillus subtilis (PPiB) is a member of the cyclophilin family and shows strong homology to PPIases of eukaryotic origin (40%) and less identify to PPIase sequences of Gram-negative bacteria (27-32%). Although the majority of residues that form the PPIase active site are highly conserved, three residues,(More)
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