Manoja Ratnayake-Lecamwasam

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CodY, a highly conserved protein in the low G + C, gram-positive bacteria, regulates the expression of many Bacillus subtilis genes that are induced as cells make the transition from rapid exponential growth to stationary phase and sporulation. This transition has been associated with a transient drop in the intracellular pool of GTP. Many stationary-phase(More)
Alone among piscine taxa, the antarctic icefishes (family Channichthyidae, suborder Notothenioidei) have evolved compensatory adaptations that maintain normal metabolic functions in the absence of erythrocytes and the respiratory oxygen transporter hemoglobin. Although the uniquely "colorless" or "white" condition of the blood of icefishes has been(More)
The icefishes of the Southern Ocean (family Channichthyidae, suborder Notothenioidei) are unique among vertebrates in their inability to synthesize hemoglobin. We have shown previously (Cocca, E., Ratnayake-Lecamwasam, M., Parker, S. K., Camardella, L., Ciaramella, M., di Prisco, G., and Detrich, H. W., III (1995) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 92,(More)
The roles of the CcpC, CodY, and AbrB proteins in regulation of the Bacillus subtilis aconitase (citB) gene were found to be distinct and to vary with the conditions and phase of growth. CcpC, a citrate-inhibited repressor that is the primary factor regulating citB expression in minimal-glucose-glutamine medium, also contributed to repression of citB during(More)
Bacillus subtilis CodY protein is the best-studied member of a novel family of global transcriptional regulators found ubiquitously in low-G+C gram-positive bacteria. As for many DNA-binding proteins, CodY appears to have a helix-turn-helix (HTH) motif thought to be critical for interaction with DNA. This putative HTH motif was found to be highly conserved(More)
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