Yves-Chantal Gagnon

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The Bacillus subtilis cysE and cysS genes encoding, respectively, the serine acetyltransferase and the cysteinyl-tRNA synthetase were found downstream from the gltX gene encoding the glutamyl-tRNA synthetase. This gene organization is also conserved in Bacillus stearothermophilus where the cysE and cysS genes show high amino acid identity with those of B.(More)
The expression of the Rhizobium meliloti glutamyl-tRNA synthetase gene in Escherichia coli under the control of a trc promoter results in a toxic effect upon isopropyl-beta-D-thiogalactopyranoside induction, which is probably caused by a misacylation activity. To further investigate this unexpected result, we looked at the pathway of Gln-tRNAGln formation(More)
BACKGROUND It is mandatory for drug manufacturers requesting formulary inclusion under the British Columbia (BC) provincial drug plan to submit a pharmacoeconomic analysis according to published guidelines. These submissions are reviewed by the Pharmacoeconomic Initiative (PI) of BC. OBJECTIVE To assess the compliance of submitted studies with specific(More)
The zinc contents of fragments of Escherichia coli glutamyl-tRNA synthetase, as well as the conservation of the CYC sequence only in zinc-containing glutamyl-tRNA synthetases, suggested that the 98CYCX24-CRHSHEHHADDEPC138 includes some or all residues involved in binding its zinc atom (Liu, J., Lin, S.-X., Blochet, J.-E., Pézolet, M., and Lapointe, J.(More)
The gltX gene, coding for the glutamyl-tRNA synthetase of Rhizobium meliloti A2, was cloned by using as probe a synthetic oligonucleotide corresponding to the amino acid sequence of a segment of the glutamyl-tRNA synthetase. The codons chosen for this 42-mer were those most frequently used in a set of R. meliloti genes. DNA sequence analysis revealed an(More)
Over the last few years, external acquisitions of information systems have represented an ever-growing expense for most governments. Ironically, these massive investments in information technologies are occurring in a period when many studies have invoked the urgent need to reform the acquisition process. Central to this reform is the partnering strategy,(More)
An open reading frame encoding a putative polypeptide very similar to several lysyl-tRNA synthetases was found 10 nucleotides downstream of Rhizobium meliloti gltX encoding glutamyl-tRNA synthetase. Expression of this gene complemented a mutation in lysS of Escherichia coli and led to the overexpression of a polypeptide of the expected mass (62 kDa), thus(More)
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