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MalT is the central transcriptional activator of all mal genes in Escherichia coli. Its activity is controlled by the inducer maltotriose. It can be inhibited by the interaction with certain proteins, and its expression can be controlled. We report here a novel aspect of mal gene regulation: the effect of cytoplasmic glucose and glucokinase (Glk) on the(More)
2-O-alpha-mannosyl-D-glycerate (MGs) has been recognized as an osmolyte in hyperthermophilic but not mesophilic prokaryotes. We report that MG is taken up and utilized as sole carbon source by Escherichia coli K12, strainMC4100. Uptake is mediated by the P-enolpyruvate-dependent phosphotransferase system with the MG-inducible HrsA (now called MngA) protein(More)
Strains of Escherichia coli lacking MalQ (maltodextrin glucanotransferase or amylomaltase) are endogenously induced for the maltose regulon by maltotriose that is derived from the degradation of glycogen (glycogen-dependent endogenous induction). A high level of induction was dependent on the presence of MalP, maltodextrin phosphorylase, while expression(More)
The maltose/maltodextrin regulon of Escherichia coli consists of 10 genes which encode a binding protein-dependent ABC transporter and four enzymes acting on maltodextrins. All mal genes are controlled by MalT, a transcriptional activator that is exclusively activated by maltotriose. By the action of amylomaltase, we prepared uniformly labeled(More)
The main goal of the HERA-B experiment which will start taking data in 1998 is to study CP violation in B decays. This article describes the concept and the planned implementation of a multi-processor system, called processor farm, as the last part of the data acquisition and trigger system of the HERA-B experiment. The third level trigger task and a full(More)
The HERA-B experiment[1, 2] is designed for observation of CP violation in the B-meson system at the HERA machine in DESY. The data acquisition and triggering system must cope with a half million detector channels, a 40 MHz interaction rate and a signal to background ratio of 10 ?10. A highly selective multi-level trigger and high bandwidth data acquisition(More)
The software environment used to control a large switching architecture based on SGS-Thomson STC104 (an asynchronous 32-way dynamic packet routing chip) is presented. We are evaluating this switching technology for large scale, real-time parallel systems. A Graphical User Interface (GUI) written as a multi-thread application in Java allows to set the switch(More)