Marcus A Frederickson

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Histidine kinases, used for environmental sensing by bacterial two-component systems, are involved in regulation of bacterial gene expression, chemotaxis, phototaxis, and virulence. Flavin-containing domains function as light-sensory modules in plant and algal phototropins and in fungal blue-light receptors. We have discovered that the prokaryotes Brucella(More)
Rhizobium leguminosarum is a soil bacterium that infects root hairs and induces the formation of nitrogen-fixing nodules on leguminous plants. Light, oxygen, and voltage (LOV)-domain proteins are blue-light receptors found in higher plants and many algae, fungi, and bacteria. The genome of R. leguminosarum bv. viciae 3841, a pea-nodulating endosymbiont,(More)
Bacteria rely on two-component signaling systems in their adaptive responses to environmental changes. Typically, the two-component system consists of a sensory histidine kinase that signals by transferring a phosphoryl group to a secondary response regulator that ultimately relays the signal to the cell. Some of these sensors use PAS (Per-Arnt-Sin)(More)
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