Steve J W Busby

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It has been suggested that two groups ofEscherichia coli genes, theccm genes located in the 47-min region and thenrfEFG genes in the 92-min region of the chromosome, are involved in cytochromec biosynthesis during anaerobic growth. The involvement of the products of these genes in cytochromec synthesis, assembly and secretion has now been investigated.(More)
The Escherichia coli nir and nrf operons, which encode alternative nitrite reductases expressed during anaerobic growth, are subject to catabolite regulation. Transcription from the nir promoter is maximal when bacteria are grown in rich media such as Lennox broth supplemented with glucose. Conversely, expression of the nrf operon is suppressed by rich(More)
OBJECTIVES The transcriptional activator RamA regulates production of the multidrug resistance efflux AcrAB-TolC system in several Enterobacteriaceae. This study investigated factors that lead to increased expression of ramA. METHODS In order to monitor changes in ramA expression, the promoter region of ramA was fused to a gfp gene encoding an unstable(More)
Genetics and biochemistry have been exploited to investigate transcription activation by the Escherichia coli CRP (cAMP receptor protein) factor at promoters with a DNA site for CRP near position -41 and the effects of a second upstream-bound CRP molecule. We show that the upstream-bound CRP contributes to transcription activation by improving the(More)
The Escherichia coli CRP (cAMP receptor protein), is a global regulator of transcription that modulates gene expression by activation or repression at a range of promoters in E. coli. A major function is to regulate the selection of nutrients required for growth. The anaerobic sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ATCC27774 is capable of(More)
AIMS Disruption of the extracellular Zymomonas mobilis sucrase gene (sacC) to improve levan production. METHODS AND RESULTS A PCR-amplified tetracycline resistance cassette was inserted within the cloned sacC gene in pZS2811. The recombinant construct was transferred to Z. mobilis by electroporation. The Z. mobilis sacC gene, encoding an efficient(More)
The effect of ListerineTM Tartar Control mouthwash on plaque formation in the human mouth was examined by staining the teeth of eight subjects with a plaque-disclosing solution before and after use of the mouthwash, and measuring the area of plaque reduction on the incisors. We hypothesised that the mouthwash would significantly reduce the plaque level of(More)
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