Tripty A. Hirani

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The gene products of sll0337 and slr0081 in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 have been identified as the homologues of the Escherichia coli phosphate-sensing histidine kinase PhoR and response regulator PhoB, respectively. Interruption of sll0337, the gene encoding the histidine protein kinase, by a spectinomycin-resistance cassette blocked the induction of(More)
The NARK (nodule autoregulation receptor kinase) gene, a negative regulator of cell proliferation in nodule primordia in several legumes, encodes a receptor kinase that consists of an extracellular leucine-rich repeat and an intracellular serine/threonine protein kinase domain. The putative catalytic domain of NARK was expressed and purified as a(More)
The Pho regulon is controlled by the histidine kinase-response regulator pair SphS–SphR in many cyanobacteria and up-regulation of the Pho regulon can be monitored by measuring alkaline phosphatase activity. However, the mechanism regulating signal transduction between SphS and SphR has not been described. We have created a cyanobacterial strain allowing(More)
We have developed an in vitro system for detailed analysis of reversible phosphorylation of the plant mitochondrial pyruvate dehydrogenase complex, comprising recombinant Arabidopsis thalianaα2β2-heterotetrameric pyruvate dehydrogenase (E1) plus A. thaliana E1-kinase (AtPDK). Upon addition of MgATP, Ser292, which is located within the active-site loop(More)
It has been proposed that "Glu238" within the N-box of pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDK) is a base catalyst. The pH dependence of k(cat) of Arabidopsis thaliana PDK indicates that ionizable groups with pK values of 6.2 and 8.4 are necessary for catalysis, and the temperature dependence of these values suggests that the acidic pK is due to a carboxyl- or(More)
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