Nasrin Jahan

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Human DNA contains two sequences that hybridize to a human J chain gene probe: the J chain gene itself and a second previously uncharacterized sequence. By cloning and sequence analysis we now show this related sequence to be a processed pseudogene, which we have localized using somatic hybrids to chromosome 8 (distinct from the functional gene on(More)
Membrane attack complex/perforin/cholesterol-dependent cytolysin (MACPF/CDC) proteins constitute a major superfamily of pore-forming proteins that act as bacterial virulence factors and effectors in immune defence. Upon binding to the membrane, they convert from the soluble monomeric form to oligomeric, membrane-inserted pores. Using real-time atomic force(More)
CqsA is an enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of cholerae autoinducer-1 (CAI-1), the major Vibrio cholerae autoinducer engaged in quorum sensing. The amino acid sequence of CqsA suggests that it belongs to the family of alpha-oxoamine synthases that catalyse the condensation of an amino acid to an acyl-CoA substrate. Here we present the apo- and PLP-bound(More)
89 Introduction Baker’s yeast is used to leaven bread throughout the world and it is the type of yeast that people are most familiar with1-2. Commercial baker’s yeasts (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) are mostly used for the fermentation of modern bread making3. These yeast products contain almost 5% contaminating lactic bacteria and these bacteria play an(More)
The R plasmids, KR61 and KR61-A, that were originally isolated from a clinical strain of Aerobacter aerogenes in 1971 and determined resistance to kanamycin (Km), neomycin (Nm), streptomycin (Sm), tetracycline (Tc); and ampicillin (Ap) respectively were found stable in Salmonella typhimurium LT2 even after 22 years of cultivation on antibiotic free media.(More)
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