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Two strains of Gram-negative bacteria isolated from soil by selective enrichment with nitroaromatics were subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic study. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, the two strains were found to belong to the genus Pseudomonas, within the Gammaproteobacteria. Strain 1B4T shared the highest sequence similarity with(More)
The switch from aerobic to anaerobic respiration in the bacterium Paracoccus denitrificans is orchestrated by the action of three FNR-type transcription regulators FnrP, NNR and NarR, which are sensors for oxygen, nitric oxide and nitrite, respectively. In this work, we analyzed the protein composition of four strains (wild type, FnrP-, NNR- and NarR-mutant(More)
An improved analytical method was developed and validated for the determination of the monosaccharide anhydrides levoglucosan, mannosan, and galactosan in atmospheric aerosol samples. The method uses an external recovery standard, extraction in dichloromethane, trimethylsilylation, addition of an internal standard (1-phenyl dodecane), and analysis by gas(More)
A polyphasic taxonomic approach was applied to the study of a Gram-negative bacterium (B2(T)) isolated from soil by selective enrichment with pentachlorophenol. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis of strain B2(T) showed that the strain belongs to the genus Achromobacter within the Betaproteobacteria. The 16S rRNA gene sequence displayed more than 99 %(More)
Lactobacilli are bacteria with important implications in food and feed fermentation. Detailed knowledge of the lactobacilli composition is of high relevance to food and health control, various industrial or biotechnological applications, etc., but accurate identification of the Lactobacillus species is not an easy task. In this study, three methods, i.e.(More)
Direct matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) bacterial cell or lysate analysis appears to meet all the criteria required for a rapid and reliable analytical microorganism identification and taxonomical classification tool. Few-minute analytical procedure providing information extending up to sub-species level underlines(More)
Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) with immobilized pH gradients was carried out on total cell lysates and membrane fractions of Paracoccus denitrificans with the aim to characterize differences in protein expression during growth under aerobic and various anaerobic conditions (with nitrate, nitrite or nitrous oxide). Comparative image analysis of(More)
Wnt signaling plays a central role in development, adult tissue homeostasis, and cancer. Several steps in the canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling cascade are regulated by ubiquitylation, a protein modification that influences the stability, subcellular localization, or interactions of target proteins. To identify regulators of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway, we(More)
Chemosensory Proteins (CSPs) represent a family of conserved proteins found in insects that may be involved in chemosensory functions. BmorCSP1 is expressed mainly in antennae and legs of the silkworm moth Bombyx mori and was cloned from antennal cDNA. Here we report the determination of the structure of Bombyx mori CSP1 (BmorCSP1) by NMR. The overall fold(More)
High concentrations of cytokinins (CKs) in the cultivation medium can induce partial photomorphogenesis in dark-grown Arabidopsis seedlings. However, no significant increases in endogenous CK levels have been found in de-etiolated mutants, suggesting that either parallel pathways are involved in the light and CK responses, or changes in the sensitivity to(More)