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1,3-beta-Glucan synthase activity has been detected in a membrane fraction extracted from the mycelium of the filamentous fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. The enzyme was solubilized by CHAPS and stabilized by filtration on a Bio-gel P30 column. Highest activity was obtained in the early exponential phase of growth. Four factors--GTP, NaF, sucrose and(More)
V-ATPases (vacuolar H+-ATPases) are a specific class of multi-subunit pumps that play an essential role in the generation of proton gradients across eukaryotic endomembranes. Another simpler proton pump that co-localizes with the V-ATPase occurs in plants and many protists: the single-subunit H+-PPase [H+-translocating PPase (inorganic pyrophosphatase)].(More)
Expression of heterologous multispanning membrane proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a difficult task. Quite often, the use of multicopy plasmids where the foreign gene is under the control of a strong promoter does not guarantee efficient production of the corresponding protein. In the present study, we show that the expression level and/or(More)
Individual isolates of Escherichia coli synthesize one of more than 70 chemically distinct polysaccharides which form the capsule. In this article we review the genetics of capsule production in E. coli and highlight what this is beginning to reveal in terms of the genetic basis of the structural diversity of polysaccharides. The serA-linked capsule locus(More)
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