R. R. Exley

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Cytisine (cy) is a potent and competitive partial agonist at alpha4 subunit-containing nicotinic acetylcholine (nACh) receptors while at homomeric alpha7-nACh receptors it behaves as a full agonist with a relatively lower potency. In the present study, we assessed the effects of bromination or iodination of the pyridone ring of cy and N-methylcytisine(More)
The condensation of DNA in bacterial nucleoids during cell cycle is a complex and dynamic process. Proteins displaying the physico-chemical properties of histones are known to contribute to this process. During a search for B. subtilis nucleoid associated proteins, HBsu and L24 were identified as the most abundant proteins in nucleoid containing fractions.(More)
In the course of the Bacillus subtilis genome sequencing project, we identified an open reading frame encoding a putative 16.4 kDa protein. This protein shows, respectively, 34% and 25% identity with the Escherichia coli regulatory proteins Lrp and AsnC. Phylogenetic analysis suggests that it represents a new group in the AsnC-Lrp family. Sequence(More)
The lrpC gene was identified during the Bacillus subtilis genome sequencing project. Previous experiments suggested that LrpC has a role in sporulation and in the regulation of amino acid metabolism and that it shares features with Escherichia coli Lrp, a transcription regulator (C. Beloin, S. Ayora, R. Exley, L. Hirschbein, N. Ogasawara, Y. Kasahara, J. C.(More)
Prolific filamentous intercellular protuberances have been observed in the intercellular spaces of the ground parenchyma tissue in the stems ofCocos nucifera. They are visually similar to some intercellular material reported in several other plant tissues but their chemical composition is unknown. Tests for lignin, cellulose, callose, suberin and waxes have(More)
Factor H Binding protein (fHbp) is an important meningococcal virulence factor, enabling the meningococcus to evade the complement system, and a main target for vaccination. Recently, the structure of fHBP complexed with factor H (fH) was published. Two fHbp glutamic acids, E(283) and E(304), form salt bridges with fH, influencing interaction between fHbp(More)
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