Speaker: Matthew Greene (Centre for Biomedical Sciences, Prof. Soultanas Group, University of Nottingham)
Venue: C15 Lecture room, Pope Building, University of Nottingham.
- He has been observing the replicase activity and trying to probe helicase activity in Bacillus subtilis.
- There are a number of things his team can measure, such as, ssdna creation and dsdna depletion, etc.
- The assays he believes they can go for are listed below:
2) Bulk helicase assays: Eggleston et al., 1996
3) Internal W quenching.
- One of his team's collaborators in Bristol produced SSB probes: see Dillingham et al., 2008.
- For the construction of a B. subtilis probe they performed a mutagenesis G23C based on an exposed cysteine (C51), and then a fluorescence characterisation by titration and shift assays named above:
2) G23C C51V
3) Wild type SSB (wild type showed the lowest Kd)
- Results show that E. coli and B. subtilis have different sizes in what concerns binding sites.
- Increasing the salt (NaCl) level shifts the level of cooperativity, as it is shown next
HIGH ------------------------------------ LOW
- By increasing salt levels one reduces negative cooperativity
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