Marie-Alda Gilles-Gonzalez

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Neuronal PAS domain protein 2 (NPAS2) is a mammalian transcription factor that binds DNA as an obligate dimeric partner of BMAL1 and is implicated in the regulation of circadian rhythm. Here we show that both PAS domains of NPAS2 bind heme as a prosthetic group and that the heme status controls DNA binding in vitro. NPAS2-BMAL1 heterodimers, existing in(More)
The expression of the nitrogen-fixation genes of Rhizobium meliloti is controlled by oxygen. These genes are induced when the free oxygen concentration is reduced to microaerobic levels. Two regulator proteins, FixL and FixJ, initiate the oxygen-response cascade, and the genes that encode them have been cloned. The fixL product seems to be a transmembrane(More)
To evaluate the contributions of the G(beta)-2 arginine to signal transduction in oxygen-sensing heme-PAS domains, we replaced this residue with alanine in Bradyrhizobium japonicum FixL and examined the results on heme-domain structure, ligand binding, and kinase regulation. In the isolated R220A BjFixL heme-PAS domain, the iron-histidine bond was increased(More)
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