Petri Henriksson-Peltola

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Bacteriophages P2 and WPhi are heteroimmune members of the P2-like family of temperate Escherichia coli phages. Temperate phages can grow lytically or form lysogeny after infection. A transcriptional switch that contains two con-vergent promoters, Pe and Pc, and two repressors regulate what life mode to enter. The immunity repressor C is the first gene of(More)
Bacteriophages P2, P2 Hy dis and WPhi are very similar but heteroimmune Escherichia coli phages. The structural genes show over 96% identity, but the repressors show between 43 and 63% identities. Furthermore, the operators, which contain two directly repeated sequences, vary in sequence, length, location relative to the promoter and spacing between the(More)
As opposed to the vast majority of prokaryotic repressors, the immunity repressor of temperate Escherichia coli phage P2 (C) recognizes non-palindromic direct repeats of DNA rather than inverted repeats. We have determined the crystal structure of P2 C at 1.8 Å. This constitutes the first structure solved from the family of C proteins from P2-like(More)
This note presents the (1)H, (13)C, and (15)N resonances assignment of the 22 kDa, dimeric, C-repressor protein from the P2 bacteriophage. The C-repressor controls the genetic switch that determines if the temperate P2 phage should exist in the lytic or lysogenic lifemode.
Bacteriophages P2 and W are heteroimmune members of the P2-like family of temperate Escherichia coli phages. Temperate phages can grow lytically or form lysogeny after infection. A transcriptional switch that contains two convergent promoters, Pe and Pc, and two repressors regulate what life mode to enter. The immunity repressor C is the first gene of the(More)
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