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A light-inducible promoter, P(B), drives expression of the carB operon in Myxococcus xanthus. Repressed by CarA in the dark, P(B) is activated when CarS, produced in the light, sequesters CarA to prevent operator-CarA binding. The MerR-type, N-terminal domain of CarA, which mediates interactions...
The Bacillus subtilis extracytoplasmic function (ECF) sigma(M) factor is activated by cell envelope stress elicited by antibiotics, and by acid, heat, ethanol and superoxide stresses. Here, we have used several complementary approaches to identify genes controlled by sigma(M). In many cases, exp...
Escherichia coli HU protein is a dimer encoded by two closely related genes whose expression is growth phase-dependent. As a major component of the bacterial nucleoid, HU binds to DNA non-specifically, but acts at the chromosomal origin (oriC) during initiation by stimulating strand opening in v...
Several epigenetic phenomena occur at ribosomal DNA loci in eukaryotic cells, including the silencing of Pol I and Pol II transcribed genes, silencing of replication origins and repression of recombination. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, studies focusing on the silencing of Pol II transcription an...
Post-translational histone modifications have been studied intensively in several eukaryotes. It has been proposed that these modifications constitute a 'histone code' that specifies epigenetic information for transcription regulation. With a limited number of histone-modifying enzymes, implying...
Bacteriorhodopsin, the photosynthetic protein of Halobacterium salinarum, is optimally expressed under anaerobic growth conditions. We identified Brz (OE3104F, bacteriorhodopsin-regulating zinc finger protein), a new regulator of the bop gene. It is a small protein with a zinc finger motif, enco...
DNA damage-induced SOS response elicits the induction of cell-division suppressor as well as DNA repair genes. In Gram-positive bacteria, cell-division suppressor genes, so far characterized from Bacillus subtilis (yneA) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (rv2719c), share limited homology, but are b...
In an acidic (pH 5.8) and lysine-rich environment Escherichia coli induces expression of the cadBA operon which encodes CadA, catalysing the decarboxylation of lysine to cadaverine, and CadB, the lysine/cadaverine antiporter. cadBA expression is dependent on CadC, a membrane-integrated transcrip...
The Escherichia coli K-12 strain KPM22, defective in synthesis of 3-deoxy-d-manno-oct-2-ulosonic acid (Kdo), is viable with an outer membrane (OM) composed predominantly of lipid IV(A), a precursor of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) biosynthesis that lacks any glycosylation. To sustain viability, the p...
In legume nitrogen-fixing symbioses, rhizobial nod genes are obligatory for initiating infection thread formation and root nodule development. Here we show that the common nod genes, nodD1ABC, whose products synthesize core Nod factor, a chitin-like oligomer, are also required for the establishm...