Marco Aurélio de Oliveira

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PII are signal-transducing proteins that integrate metabolic signals and transmit this information to a large number of proteins. In proteobacteria, PII are modified by GlnD (uridylyltransferase/uridylyl-removing enzyme) in response to the nitrogen status. The uridylylation/deuridylylation cycle of PII is also regulated by carbon and energy signals such as(More)
The PII family comprises a group of widely distributed signal transduction proteins. The archetypal function of PII is to regulate nitrogen metabolism in bacteria. As PII can sense a range of metabolic signals, it has been suggested that the number of metabolic pathways regulated by PII may be much greater than described in the literature. In order to(More)
Herbaspirillum seropedicae is a Gram-negative endophytic diazotroph that associates with important agricultural crops. Several studies have shown that this organism can contribute to plant growth suggesting potential for use as a biofertilizer. Nitrogen fixation in H. seropedicae is highly regulated both at the transcriptional and post-translational levels.(More)
Nitrogen fixation in Herbaspirillum seropedicae is transcriptionally regulated by NifA, a σ(54) transcriptional activator with three structural domains: an N-terminal GAF domain, a catalytic AAA+ domain and a C-terminal DNA-binding domain. NifA is only active in H. seropedicae when cultures are grown in the absence of fixed nitrogen and at low oxygen(More)
Herbaspirillum seropedicae is an endophytic diazotrophic bacterium that associates with economically important crops. NifA protein, the transcriptional activator of nif genes in H. seropedicae, binds to nif promoters and, together with RNA polymerase-sigma(54) holoenzyme, catalyzes the formation of open complexes to allow transcription initiation. The(More)
The P(II) proteins comprise a family of widely distributed signal transduction proteins that integrate the signals of cellular nitrogen, carbon and energy status, and then regulate, by protein-protein interaction, the activity of a variety of target proteins including enzymes, transcriptional regulators and membrane transporters. We have previously shown(More)
The purpose of this paper is to analyze alternative forecasting methods that produce results at least similar to or better than linear regression (MLR) that can be used in the modeling of social systems. While organizations may be considered as typically non-linear systems, the common feature of most models found in literature continues to be the use of(More)
Dps proteins (DNA binding protein from starved cell) form a distinct group within the ferritin superfamily. All Dps members are composed of 12 identical subunits that assemble into a conserved spherical protein shell. Dps oxidize Fe(2+) in a conserved ferroxidase center located at the interface between monomers, the product of the reaction Fe(3+), is then(More)