Two-Component Signaling Systems, Part A

Two-Component Signaling Systems, Part A

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  • Editors: Melvin Simon, Brian Crane, Alexandrine Crane
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123738516
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080548715

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Multicellular organisms must be able to adapt to cellular events to accommodate prevailing conditions. Sensory-response circuits operate by making use of a phosphorylation control mechanism known as the "two-component system." Sections include: Computational Analyses of Sequences and Sequence Alignments Biochemical and Genetic Assays of Individual Components of Signaling Systems Physiological Assays and Readouts

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Table of Contents

  • Section I. Computational Analyses of Sequences and Sequence Alignments

    CHAPTER 1: Comparative genomic and protein sequence analyses of a complex system controlling bacterial chemotaxis.
    CHAPTER 2: Two component systems in microbial communities: Approaches and resources for analyzing metagenomic data sets.
    CHAPTER 3: Identification of sensory and signal-transducing domains in two-component signaling systems.
    CHAPTER 4: Features of protein-protein interactions in two-component signaling deduced from genomic libraries.
    CHAPTER 5: Sporulation phosphorelay proteins and their complexes: Crystallographic characterization.
    CHAPTER 6: Control Analysis of Bacterial Chemotaxis Signaling.
    CHAPTER 7: Classification of Response Regulators based on their Surface Properties

    Section II. Biochemical and Genetic Assays of Individual Components of the Signaling Systems

    CHAPTER 8: Purification and Assays of Rhodobacter capsulatus RegB-RegA Two Component Signal Transduction System.
    CHAPTER 9: Purification and reconstitution of PYP-phytochrome (Ppr) with biliverdin and 4-hydroxycinnamic acid.
    CHAPTER 10: Oxygen and Redox-Sensing by Two-Component Systems That Regulate Behavioral Responses. Behavioral Assays and Structural Studies of Aer using in vivo Disulfide Crosslinking.
    CHAPTER 11: Two-Component Signaling in the Virulence of S. aureus: A Silkworm Larvae-Pathogenic Agent Infection Model of Virulence.
    CHAPTER 12: TonB System, In vivo Assays and Characterization
    CHAPTER 13: Biochemical Characterization of Plant Ethylene Receptors following Transgenic Expression in Yeast.
    CHAPTER 14: Structure of SixA, a histidine protein phosphatase of the ArcB HPt domain in E. coli.
    CHAPTER 15: Triggering and monitoring light-sensing reactions in protein crystals
    CHAPTER 16
    CHAPTER 17: Application of Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer to Examine EnvZ/OmpR Interactions
    CHAPTER 18: Gene promoter scan (GPS) methodology for identifying and classifying co-regulated promoters.
    CHAPTER 19: Targeting two-component signal transduction: A novel drug discovery system.
    CHAPTER 20: The essential YycFG two–component system of Bacillus subtilis

    Section III. Physiological Assays and Readouts

    CHAPTER 21: Isolation and Characterization of Chemotaxis Mutants of the Lyme Disease Spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi Using Allelic Exchange Mutagenesis, Flow Cytometry and Cell Tracking.
    CHAPTER 22: Phosphorylation assays of chemotaxis two-component system proteins in Borrelia burgdorferi.
    CHAPTER 23: Regulation of Respiratory Genes by ResD-ResE Signal Transduction System in Bacillus subtilis.
    CHAPTER 24: Physiological and genetic characterization of two-component systems in Myxococcus.
    CHAPTER 25: Detection and measurement of two-component systems that control dimorphism and virulence in fungi.
    CHAPTER 26: Using Two-Component Systems and other Bacterial Regulatory Factors for the Fabrication of Synthetic Genetic Devices.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 592
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2007
  • Published: July 3, 2007
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123738516
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080548715

About the Serial Volume Editors

Melvin Simon

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The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

Brian Crane

Affiliations and Expertise

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Alexandrine Crane

Affiliations and Expertise

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

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