Nora E. Soberón

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Adenylate cyclases (ACs) catalyze the formation of 3',5'-cyclic AMP (cAMP) from ATP. A novel AC-encoding gene, cyaC, was isolated from Rhizobium etli by phenotypic complementation of an Escherichia coli cya mutant. The functionality of the cyaC gene was corroborated by its ability to restore cAMP accumulation in an E. coli cya mutant. Further,(More)
Vancomycin or erythromycin resistance and the stability determinants, δω and ωεζ, of Enterococci and Streptococci plasmids are genetically linked. To unravel the mechanisms that promoted the stable persistence of resistance determinants, the early stages of Streptococcus pyogenes pSM19035 partitioning were biochemically dissected. First, the homodimeric(More)
In Firmicutes, small homodimeric ParA-like (δ2) and ParB-like (ω2) proteins, in concert with cis-acting plasmid-borne parS and the host chromosome, secure stable plasmid inheritance in a growing bacterial population. This study shows that (ω:YFP)2 binding to parS facilitates plasmid clustering in the cytosol. (δ:GFP)2 requires ATP binding but not hydrolysis(More)
We have recently shown that rs2304277 variant in the OGG1 glycosidase gene of the Base Excision Repair pathway can increase ovarian cancer risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers. In the present study, we aimed to explore the role of this genetic variant on different genome instability hallmarks to explain its association with cancer risk.We have evaluated the(More)
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