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Regions of plasmid DNA encoding characteristic properties of the IncQ (P-4) group plasmid R1162 were identified by mutagenesis and in vitro cloning. Coding sequences sufficient for expression of incompatibility and efficient conjugal mobilization by plasmid R751 were found to be linked to the origin of DNA replication. In contrast, there was a region remote(More)
Monocyte adhesion to the endothelium depends on concentrations of receptors/ligands, local concentrations of chemoattractants, monocyte transport to the endothelial surface and hemodynamic forces. Monocyte adhesion to the inert surface of a three-dimensional perfusion model was shown to correlate inversely with wall shear stress, but was also affected by(More)
Activation of procaspase-9, a key component of the apoptosis mechanism, requires the interaction of its caspase recruitment domain (CARD) with the CARD in the adaptor protein Apaf-1. Using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mutagenesis we have determined the structure of the CARD from Apaf-1 and the residues important for binding the CARD in(More)
R1162 is an 8.7-kilobase (kb) broad-host-range replicon encoding resistance to streptomycin and sulfa drugs. In vitro deletion of 1.8-kb DNA between coordinates 3.0 and 5.3 kb did not affect plasmid maintenance, but a Tn1 insertion at coordinate 6.3 kb led to a recessive defect in plasmid maintenance. The only cis-acting region necessary for plasmid(More)
By cloning fragments of plasmid DNA, we have shown that RK2 expresses incompatibility by more than one mechanism. One previously identified (R. J. Meyer, Mol. Gen, Genet. 177:155--161, 1979; Thomas et al., Mol. Gen. Genet. 181:1--7, 1981) determinant for incompatibility is linked to the origin of plasmid DNA replication. When cloned into a plasmid vector,(More)
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