Octavia Y. Goodwin

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The O-linked β-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) post-translational modification is an important, regulatory modification of cytosolic and nuclear enzymes. To date, no 3-dimensional structures of O-GlcNAc-modified proteins exist due to difficulties in producing sufficient quantities with either in vitro or in vivo techniques. Recombinant co-expression of(More)
Secretion of effector proteins into the eukaryotic host cell is required for Chlamydia trachomatis virulence. In the infection process, Scc1 and Scc4, two chaperones of the type III secretion (T3S) system, facilitate secretion of the important effector and plug protein, CopN, but little is known about the details of this event. Here we use biochemistry,(More)
Coptotermes formosanus is an imported, subterranean termite species with the largest economic impact in the United States. The frontal glands of the soldier caste termites comprising one third of the body mass, contain a secretion expelled through a foramen in defense. The small molecule composition of the frontal gland secretion is well-characterized, but(More)
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