Robert Łyżeń

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Escherichia coli SeqA protein is a major negative regulator of chromosomal DNA replication acting by sequestration, and thus inactivation, of newly formed oriC regions. However, other activities of this protein have been discovered recently, one of which is regulation of transcription. SeqA has been demonstrated to be a specific transcription factor acting(More)
The stringent response effector, guanosine tetraphosphate (ppGpp), adjust gene expression and physiology in bacteria, by affecting the activity of various promoters. RNA polymerase-interacting protein, DksA, was proposed to be the co-factor of ppGpp effects; however, there are reports suggesting independent roles of these regulators. Bacteriophage lambda(More)
Recent studies indicated that bioluminescence of the marine bacterium Vibrio harveyi may both stimulate DNA repair and contribute to detoxification of deleterious oxygen derivatives. Therefore, it was also proposed that these reactions can be considered biological roles of bacterial luminescence and might act as evolutionary drives in development of(More)
Dependence of carcinogenesis on disruption of DNA replication regulation is a well-known fact. There are also many reports demonstrating the interplay between transcription and DNA replication processes, particularly underlying the importance of promoter activities in the control of replication initiation. Recent findings have shown direct links between(More)
Poly(A) polymerase I (PAP I), encoded by the pcnB gene, is a major enzyme responsible for RNA polyadenylation in Escherichia coli, a process involved in the global control of gene expression in this bacterium through influencing the rate of transcript degradation. Recent studies have suggested a complicated regulation of pcnB expression, including a complex(More)
Previously published reports indicated that some enzymes of the central carbon metabolism (CCM), particularly those involved in glycolysis and the tricarboxylic acid cycle, may contribute to regulation of DNA replication. However, vast majority of such works was performed with the use of cancer cells, in the light of carcinogenesis. On the other hand,(More)
Development of the eukaryotic cell proceeds through sequentional stages of the cell cycle, in which there are growth, replication of the genetic material, and cell division processes. Many environmental and intracellular factor decides if the cell proceeds throughout all stages of the cell cycle or enters the G₀ silencing phase. The cell cycle depends also(More)
Gene expression regulation by the stringent response effector, ppGpp, is facilitated by DksA protein; however DksA and ppGpp can play independent roles in transcription. In Escherichia coli, the pArgX promoter which initiates the transcription of four tRNA genes was shown to be inhibited by ppGpp. Our studies on the role of DksA in pArgX regulation revealed(More)
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