Tom Morrison

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CheA, a cytoplasmic histidine autokinase, in conjunction with the CheW coupling protein, forms stable ternary complexes with the cytoplasmic signaling domains of transmembrane chemoreceptors. These signaling complexes induce chemotactic movements by stimulating or inhibiting CheA autophosphorylation activity in response to chemoeffector stimuli. To explore(More)
Understanding biological complexity arising from patterns of gene expression requires accurate and precise measurement of RNA levels across large numbers of genes simultaneously. Real time PCR (RT-PCR) in a microtiter plate is the preferred method for quantitative transcriptional analysis but scaling RT-PCR to higher throughputs in this fluidic format is(More)
The CheA protein of Escherichia coli is a histidine autokinase that donates its phosphate groups to two target proteins, CheY and CheB, to regulate flagellar rotation and sensory adaptation during chemotactic responses. The amino-terminal third of CheA contains the autophosphorylation site, determinants needed to interact with the catalytic center of the(More)
A spectrum of disease severity has been observed in patients with Lyme disease, with approximately 60% of untreated individuals developing arthritis. The murine model of Lyme disease has provided strong evidence that the genetic composition of the host influences the severity of arthritis following infection with Borrelia burgdorferi: infected C3H mice(More)
The cheA locus of Escherichia coli encodes two similar proteins, CheAL (654 amino acids) and CheAS (557 amino acids), which are made by initiating translation from different in-frame start sites [start(L) and start(S)]. CheAL plays an essential role in chemotactic signaling. It autophosphorylates at a histidine residue (His-48) and then donates this(More)
CheA is a multidomain histidine kinase for chemotaxis in Escherichia coli. CheA autophosphorylates through interaction of its N-terminal phosphorylation site domain (P1) with its central dimerization (P3) and ATP-binding (P4) domains. This activity is modulated through the C-terminal P5 domain, which couples CheA to chemoreceptor control. CheA phosphoryl(More)
A successful application of Artificial Immune Systems to the problem of recommending films to new users of a film database is used as the inspiration for an attempt to apply similar techniques to the problem of recommending web sites. Similarities and differences in the two situations are discussed as well as other approaches to recommendation problems such(More)
The effects of amino-acid replacements on the disulphide-coupled folding pathway of bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor have been examined. Replacements at three sites destabilize the native protein relative to the unfolded state, but have different effects on the relative stabilities of the disulphide-bonded folding intermediates, thus allowing the roles(More)
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