Pradeep Parrack

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HflX is a GTP binding protein of unknown function. Based on the presence of the hflX gene in hflA operon, HflX was believed to be involved in the lytic-lysogenic decision during phage infection in Escherichia coli. We find that E. coli HflX binds 16S and 23S rRNA - the RNA components of 30S and 50S ribosomal subunits. Here, using purified ribosomal(More)
BACKGROUND The lysis-lysogeny decision in the temperate coliphage λ is influenced by a number of phage proteins (CII and CIII) as well as host factors, viz. Escherichia coli HflB, HflKC and HflD. Prominent among these are the transcription factor CII and HflB, an ATP-dependent protease that degrades CII. Stabilization of CII promotes lysogeny, while its(More)
Leishmania contains a concatenated mitochondrial DNA, kDNA. Universal minicircle sequence binding protein (UMSBP), a mitochondrial protein, initiates kDNA replication by binding with a conserved universal minicircle sequence (UMS) of kDNA. Here, we describe first time in L. donovani the regulation of DNA binding activity of UMSBP and the role of UMSBP in(More)
Escherichia coli HflX belongs to the widely distributed but poorly characterized HflX family of translation factor-related GTPases that is conserved from bacteria to humans. A 426-residue polypeptide that binds 50S ribosomes and has both GTPase and ATPase activities, HflX also exhibits autophosphorylation activity. We show that HflX(C), a C-terminal(More)
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