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Identification of a Unique Radical S-Adenosylmethionine Methylase Likely Involved in Methanopterin Biosynthesis in Methanocaldococcus jannaschii
(American Society for Microbiology, 2014-07-07)
Methanopterin (MPT) and its analogs are coenzymes required for methanogenesis and methylotrophy in specialized microorganisms. The methyl groups at C-7 and C-9 of the pterin ring distinguish MPT from all other pterin-containing ...
Biochemical Characterization of a Dihydroneopterin Aldolase Used for Methanopterin Biosynthesis in Methanogens
(American Society for Microbiology, 2014-06-30)
The gene encoding 7,8-dihydroneopterin aldolase (DHNA) was recently identified in archaea through comparative genomics as being involved in methanopterin biosynthesis (V. Crecy-Lagard, G. Phillips, L. L. Grochowski, B. El ...
Genetically Encoded Self-Assembly of Large Amyloid Fibers
(The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014-01-14)
“Functional” amyloids are found throughout nature as robust materials. We have discovered that “template” and “adder” proteins cooperatively self-assemble into micrometer-sized amyloid fibers with a controllable, hierarchical ...
Near-Real-Time Analysis of the Phenotypic Responses of Escherichia coli to 1-Butanol Exposure Using Raman Spectroscopy
(American Society for Microbiology, 2014-08-25)
Raman spectroscopy was used to study the time course of phenotypic responses of Escherichia coli (DH5 alpha) to 1-butanol exposure (1.2% [vol/vol]). Raman spectroscopy is of interest for bacterial phenotyping because it ...