Patricia Greene

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In vitro recombination techniques were used to construct a new cloning vehicle, pBR322. This plasmid, derived from pBR313, is a relaxed replicating plasmid, does not produce and is sensitive to colicin E1, and carries resistance genes to the antibiotics ampicillin (Ap) and tetracycline (Tc). The antibiotic-resistant genes on pBR322 are not transposable. The(More)
The complete nucleotide sequences of the Haemophilus influenzae and Mycoplasma genitalium genomes and the partially sequenced Escherichia coli chromosome were analyzed to identify open reading frames (ORFs) likely to encode RNA modifying enzymes. The protein sequences of known RNA modifying enzymes from three families--m5U methyltransferases, psi synthases(More)
The original model of Eco RI endonuclease (1) proved refractory to crystallographic refinement, whereby model coordinates were adjusted to optimize the fit to the observed diffraction data (the best R factor for the original model is 0.25). We have now obtained five additional isomorphous derivatives by cocrystallizing the protein with the halogenated(More)
The crystal structure of the complex between Eco RI endonuclease and the cognate oligonucleotide TCGCGAATTCGCG provides a detailed example of the structural basis of sequence-specific DNA-protein interactions. The structure was determined, to 3 A resolution, by the ISIR (iterative single isomorphous replacement) method with a platinum isomorphous(More)
The gene encoding the bifunctional dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) and thymidylate synthase (TS) of Trypanosoma brucei brucei has been isolated and expressed in Escherichia coli, and the enzyme has been purified and characterized. The coding sequence of the DHFR-TS is 1581 nt, encoding a 527-amino-acid protein of 58,505 Da. The gene was expressed under(More)
The genes for dihydropteroate synthase of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae were isolated by hybridization with probes amplified from the genomic DNA libraries. DNA sequencing revealed an open reading frame of 840 bp encoding a protein of 280 amino acids for M. tuberculosis dihydropteroate synthase and an open reading frame of 852 bp(More)
The substrate specificity of the EcoRI restriction endonuclease can be varied in vitro by changing the pH and the ionic environment of the reaction. Phosphodiester bond cleavage occurs at a DNA hexanucleotide sequence d(N-G-A-A-T-T-C-N)/d(N-C-T-T-A-A-G-N) when the ionic strength is high, 100 mM Tris-HCl, 50 mM NaCl, 5 mM MgCl2, and the pH is approximately(More)
The 3 A electron density map of a co-crystalline recognition complex between EcoRI endonuclease and the oligonucleotide TCGCGAATTCGCG reveals that a tight, complementary interface between the enzyme and the major groove of the DNA is the major determinant of sequence specificity. The DNA contains a torsional kink and other departures from the B conformation(More)
The Escherichia coli fmu gene product has recently been determined to be the 16S rRNA m(5)C 967 methyltransferase. As such, Fmu represents the first protein identified as an S -adenosyl-L-methionine (AdoMet)- dependent RNA m(5)C methyltransferase whose amino acid sequence is known. Using the amino acid sequence of Fmu as an initial probe in an iterative(More)