Timothy E. McGraw

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Bacteriophage PRD1 contains DNA, 17 proteins, and lipid. The assembly pathway involves the formation of empty particles that contain lipid and all of the proteins of mature virions, with the possible exception of one. The major and minor capsid proteins, P3 and P5, occur as soluble multimers before they appear in the empty particles. Nonsense mutants of(More)
Lipid-containing bacteriophage PRD1 has a double-stranded DNA genome of about 14,500 nucleotide base pairs. The phage can infect Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium as well as other gram-negative bacteria harboring an appropriate plasmid. [35S]methionine label is incorporated into the DNA band early in infection. The label remains associated with(More)
Protein kinase B (Akt) kinases are critical signal transducers mediating insulin action. Genetic studies revealed that Akt1 and Akt2 signalling differentially contribute to sustain lipid and glucose homoeostasis; however Akt isoform-specific effectors remain elusive due to the lack of a suitable model system to mechanistically interrogate Akt(More)
The lipid-containing bacteriophage phi 6 has a genome composed of three segments of double-stranded RNA. We determined the nucleotide sequence of a cDNA copy of the smallest RNA segment. The coding sequences of the four proteins on this segment were identified. These sequences were clustered. Three of the genes had overlapping initiation-termination codons.(More)
Phage phi 6 has a genome consisting of three pieces of double-stranded RNA. Single-stranded RNA was prepared from phi 6 nucleocapsids by in vitro transcription with the phage RNA polymerase. These transcripts were polyadenylated and used as templates for the preparation of cDNA copies. The resulting DNA was cloned into the PstI restriction nuclease site of(More)
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