Growth phase variation of integration host factor level in Escherichia coli.


We have measured the intracellular abundance of integration host factor (IHF), a site-specific, heterodimeric DNA-binding protein, in exponential- and stationary-phase cultures of Escherichia coli K-12. Western immunoblot analysis showed that cultures that had been growing exponentially for several generations contained 0.5 to 1.0 ng of IHF subunits per… (More)