Richard Warren

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Francisella tularensis is a category A agent of biowarfare/biodefense. Little is known about the regulation of virulence gene expression in Francisella spp. Comparatively few regulatory factors exist in Francisella, including those belonging to two-component systems (TCS). However, orphan members of typical TCS can be identified. To determine if orphan TCS(More)
This paper addresses the issue of the practicality of global flow analysis in logic program compilation, in terms of both speed and precision of analysis. It discusses design and implementation aspects of two practical abstract interpretation-based flow analysis systems: MA, the MOO Andparallel Analyzer and Annotator; and Ms, an experimental mode inference(More)
This paper addresses the issue of the practicality of global flow analysis in logic program compilation, in terms of speed of the analysis, precisión, and usefulness of the information obtained. To this end, design and implementation aspects are discussed for two practical abstract interpretation-based flow analysis systems: MA , the MCC And-parallel(More)
Cellulase Cel5A from alkalophilic Bacillus sp. 1139 contains a family 17 carbohydrate-binding module (BspCBM17) and a family 28 CBM (BspCBM28) in tandem. The two modules have significantly similar amino acid sequences, but amino acid residues essential for binding are not conserved. BspCBM28 was obtained as a discrete polypeptide by engineering the cel5A(More)
Competition isotherms are used to identify the set of cellulose substructures to which cellulose binding modules (CBMs) from families 2a, 3, 4, 9, and 17 bind. The experiments are based on coupling a unique fluorescent tag to each CBM in a manner that does not alter the natural binding properties of the CBM and therefore allows the surface and solution(More)
We used field potential recordings in an in vitro thalamocortical slice preparation to compare the rhythmic oscillations generated by reciprocally connected networks of the thalamus and cerebral cortex obtained from epileptic (> 160 days old) WAG/Rij and age-matched, nonepileptic control (NEC) rats. To increase neuronal excitability, and thus to elicit(More)
Carbohydrate-binding polypeptides, including carbohydrate-binding modules (CBMs) from polysaccharidases, and lectins, are widespread in nature. Whilst CBMs are classically considered distinct from lectins, in that they are found appended to polysaccharide-degrading enzymes, this distinction is blurring. The crystal structure of CsCBM6-3, a "sequence-family(More)
We have constructed a fusion between the gene (abg) for a β-glucosidase (Abg) of an Agrobacterium sp. and part of the gene (cex) for an exoglucanase (Cex) of Cellulomonas fimi. The abg-cex fusion encodes a fusion protein (Abg-CBDCex) with the cellulose-binding properties of Cex and β-glucosidase activity of Abg. The fusion protein retained 42 percent of its(More)
The putative beta-glucuronidase from Thermotoga maritima, comprising 563 amino acid residues conjugated with a Hisx6 tag, was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The enzyme has a moderately broad specificity, hydrolysing a range of p-nitrophenyl glycoside substrates, but has greatest activity on p-nitrophenyl beta-D-glucosiduronic acid (kcat=68 s(-1),(More)