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In this study, we cloned and sequenced a virulence-associated gene (vacB) from a clinical isolate SSU of Aeromonas hydrophila. We identified this gene based on our recently annotated genome sequence of the environmental isolate ATCC 7966(T) of A. hydrophila and the vacB gene of Shigella flexneri. The A. hydrophila VacB protein contained 798 amino acid… (More)
Aeromonas hydrophila is both a human and animal pathogen, and the cytotoxic enterotoxin (Act) is a crucial virulence factor of this bacterium because of its associated hemolytic, cytotoxic, and enterotoxic activities. Previously, to define the role of some regulatory genes in modulating Act production, we showed that deletion of a glucose-inhibited division… (More)
The genes for restriction-modification system EcoRII have been cloned from plasmid N3 DNA using RSF2124 as a vector plasmid. The hybrid plasmids designated pFK321 and pFK322 contained a 5.8 megadaltons EcoRI--fragment derived from N3 DNA including the genes for restriction-modification system EcoRII and a gene for resistance to sulfanilamide.
Recombinant DNA molecules were constructed from the plasmid pIL203 and the EcoRI-fragment of N3 plasmid containing EcoRII endonuclease and methylase genes and also a gene for resistance to sulfanilamide. The pIL203 plasmid, used as a vector, consisted of the Bam HI-EcoRI-fragment of the plasmid pBR322 conferring resistance to ampicillin and the Bam… (More)
The restriction endonuclease Eco RII was isolated and purified to homogeneity. The isolation procedure involved the use of the E. coli strain B834/pSK323, containing the recombinant plasmide pSK323 which provides for the oversynthesis of Eco RII enzymes. Data from gel filtration and Na-DS electrophoresis suggest that the restriction endonuclease Eco RII is… (More)
Granulysin is a cationic protein produced by human T cells and natural killer cells that can kill bacterial pathogens through disruption of microbial membrane integrity. Herein we demonstrate antimicrobial activity of the granulysin peptide derived from the active site against Bacillus anthracis, Yersinia pestis, Francisella tularensis, and Burkholderia… (More)
The present study deals with the binding and cleavage by EcoRII endonuclease of concatemer DNA duplexes containing EcoRII recognition sites (formula; see text) in which dT is replaced by dU or 5-bromodeoxyuridine, or 5'-terminal dC in the dT-containing strand is methylated at position 5. The enzyme molecule is found to interact with the methyl group of the… (More)