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The Bacillus subtilis yusCBA operon, which encodes an ABC-type transporter, contains an S-box motif in its promoter region. We showed that the expression of these genes is repressed via the S-box system when methionine is available. The YusCB proteins are involved in the transport of both d- and l-methionine but also methionine sulfoxide. A yusCB mutant is(More)
DNA arrays were used to investigate the global transcriptional profile of Bacillus subtilis grown in the presence of sulfate or methionine as the sole sulfur source. The expression of at least 56 genes differed significantly under the two growth conditions. The expression of several genes belonging to the S-box regulon was repressed in the presence of(More)
Little is known about the genes and enzymes involved in sulfur assimilation in Bacillus subtilis, or about the regulation of their expression or activity. To identify genes regulated by sulfur limitation, the authors used two- dimensional (2D) gel electrophoresis to compare the proteome of a wild-type strain grown with either sulfate or glutathione as sole(More)
The Bacillus subtilis Zur transcription factor recognizes a specific DNA motif, the Zur box, to repress expression of genes in response to zinc availability. Although several Zur-regulated genes are well characterized, a genome-wide mapping of Zur-binding sites is needed to define further the set of genes directly regulated by this protein. Using chromatin(More)
Cyclodipeptides and their derivatives constitute a large class of peptide natural products with noteworthy biological activities. In some yeasts and bacterial species, pulcherriminic acid derived from cyclo-L-leucyl-L-leucyl is excreted and chelates free ferric ions to form the pulcherrimin. In Bacillus subtilis, the enzymes YvmC and CypX are known to be(More)
Under nitrogen limitation conditions, Bacillus subtilis induces a sophisticated network of adaptation responses. More precisely, the B. subtilis TnrA regulator represses or activates directly or indirectly the expression of a hundred genes in response to nitrogen availability. The global TnrA regulon have already been identified among which some directly(More)
In an effort to develop potent agents for reducing the levels of the active estrogen, estradiol, we developed a new category of 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17beta-HSD) type 1 inhibitors. The compounds described possess a butyl methyl alkylamide side chain linked to the C6 position of estradiol by a thioether. With a series of epimeric mixtures, an(More)
The catalyzed coupling reaction of activated alcohol and mercaptan was used for the short and efficient synthesis of 14 thioether compounds. Two types of side chains, the methyl butyl alkylamide related to the pure steroidal antiestrogen ICI 164384 and the dimethylamino ethyloxy phenyl related to the clinically used nonsteroidal antiestrogen tamoxifen, were(More)
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