Noelia Salvador

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We have analyzed the folding state of cytosolic proteins imported in vitro into lysosomes, using an approach originally developed by Eilers and Schatz, (Eilers, M., and Schatz, G. (1986) Nature 322, 228-232) to investigate protein import into mitochondria. The susceptibility toward proteases of mouse dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), synthesized in a coupled(More)
The LexA regulon encompasses an ensemble of genes involved in preserving cell viability under massive DNA damage and is present in most bacterial phyla. Up to date, however, the scope of this network had only been assessed in the Gamma Proteobacteria. Here, we report the structure of the LexA regulon in the Alpha Proteobacteria, using a combined approach(More)
Antibiotics that interfere with DNA replication and cell viability activate the SOS response. In Staphylococcus aureus, the antibiotic-induced SOS response promotes replication and high-frequency horizontal transfer of pathogenicity island-encoded virulence factors. Here we report that beta-lactams induce a bona fide SOS response in S. aureus, characterized(More)
Cell cycle checkpoint abrogation, especially the inhibition of Chk1 in combination with DNA-damaging treatments, has been proposed as a promising way of sensitizing cancer cells. However, less is known about the possibility to selectively affect tumor cells when they are treated with agents that block DNA synthesis in combination with replication checkpoint(More)
Accurate DNA replication is crucial for the maintenance of genome integrity. To this aim, cells have evolved complex surveillance mechanisms to prevent mitotic entry in the presence of partially replicated DNA. ATR and Chk1 are key elements in the signal transduction pathways of DNA replication checkpoint; however, other kinases also make significant(More)
The here-reported identification of the LexA-binding sequence of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, a bacterial predator belonging to the delta-Proteobacteria, has made possible a detailed study of its LexA regulatory network. Surprisingly, only the lexA gene and a multiple gene cassette including dinP and dnaE homologues are regulated by the LexA protein in this(More)
The SOS response, regulated by the LexA protein, encompasses an ensemble of genes involved in preserving cell viability under massive DNA damage and is present in most bacterial phyla. Up to date, however, the scope of this regulatory network had only been assessed in the Gamma Proteobacteria. In this paper we report the analysis of the LexA regulon(More)
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