M Mushfequr Rahman

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B-cell-specific activator protein (BSAP) encoded by the Pax5 gene plays a critical role during B-cell development. We have analyzed the 5'-flanking region plus the 5'-untranslated region (5'-UTR) of human Pax5 exon1A to clarify its regulatory mechanisms. Functional dissection of these regions by luciferase reporter assays indicated that a cluster of(More)
There are six putative genes for multidrug and toxic compound extrusion (MATE) family multidrug efflux pumps in the chromosome of Vibrio cholerae. We have so far analyzed two MATE family pumps in V. cholerae non-O1 NCTC4716. Here we cloned four remaining genes for putative MATE family efflux pumps by the PCR method from this microorganism and designated(More)
Lymphocyte antigen receptors are promising targets for immune intervention strategies in disorders marked by repertoire skewing or expansion of lymphocyte subsets. Appropriate application of immune receptor modulation is predicated on understanding the role of a particular receptor in pathogenesis and disease regulation. The VHB/W16 gene, restricted to mice(More)
Vibrio mimicus is a causative agent of human gastroenteritis. This pathogen secretes a pore-forming toxin, V. mimicus hemolysin (VMH), which causes hemolysis by three sequential steps: binding to an erythrocyte membrane, formation of a transmembrane pore, and disruption of the cell membrane. VMH with a molecular mass of 63 kDa was purified by ammonium(More)
Glucocorticoids (GCs) induce growth arrest and apoptosis of B lineage cells, especially pre-B and immature B cells, but little is known about this mechanism. Since B cell-specific activator protein (BSAP) encoded by the Pax5 gene is an essential transcription factor for B-cell proliferation, we have investigated the effect of prednisolone sodium succinate(More)
Vibrio vulnificus, an opportunistic human pathogen, can obtain iron from a variety of heme proteins. This process involves the digestion of heme proteins by an exoprotease to liberate protoheme (iron-protoporphyrin IX). In the present study, we isolated and characterized a mutant for protoheme utilization. One mutant isolated by treatment with a chemical(More)
Resistance Nodulation cell Division (RND) efflux transporters are thought to be involved in mediating multidrug resistance in Gram-negative bacteria, including Vibrio cholerae non-O1. There are six operons for putative RND-type efflux transporters present in the chromosome of V. cholerae O1 including two operons, vexAB and vexCD, which had already been(More)
To shed new light on gene involvement in plant cuticular-wax production, 11 eceriferum (cer) mutants of Arabidopsis having dramatic alterations in wax composition of inflorescence stems were used to create 14 double cer mutants each with two homozygous recessive cer loci. A comprehensive analysis of stem waxes on these double mutants revealed unexpected CER(More)
An environmental isolate of V. mimicus, strain E-33, has been reported to produce and secrete a hemolysin of 63 kDa. The hemolysin is enterotoxic in test animals. The nucleotide sequence of the structural gene of the hemolysin was determined. We found a 2,232 bp open reading frame, which codes a peptide of 744 amino acids, with a calculated molecular weight(More)
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