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Regulation of Bacterial Virulence by Csr (Rsm) Systems

Published: Jul 15th, 2015

SUMMARY SUMMARY Most bacterial pathogens have the remarkable ability to flourish in the external environment and in specialized host niches. This ability requires their metabolism, physiology, and virulence factors to be […]

SOCS1 Mimetics and Antagonists: A Complementary Approach to Positive and Negative Regulation of Immune Function

Published: Jul 15th, 2015

Abstract Suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS) are inducible intracellular proteins that play essential regulatory roles in both immune and non-immune function. Of the eight known members, SOCS1 and SOCS3 in […]

Tenebrionid secretions and a fungal benzoquinone oxidoreductase form competing components of an arms race between a host and pathogen

Published: Jul 15th, 2015

Significance Although entomopathogenic fungi and their invertebrate hosts share a >300 million year co-evolutionary history, little is known concerning the biochemical and genetic basis of insect defensive tactics and the […]

New Data from Our Online BS Degree Program – Development of a Distance Education Program by a Land-Grant University Augments the 2-Year to 4-Year STEM Pipeline and Increases Diversity in STEM

Published: May 26th, 2015

Abstract Although initial interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is high, recruitment and retention remains a challenge, and some populations are disproportionately underrepresented in STEM fields. To address […]

March 2015 – Wayne Nicholson Lab – Proposal to rename Carnobacterium inhibens to Carnobacterium inhibens subsp. inhibens and description of Carnobacterium inhibens subsp. gilichinskyi subsp. nov., a novel psychrotolerant bacterium isolated from Siberian permafrost

Published: May 26th, 2015

Abstract A novel, psychrotolerant, facultative anaerobe, strain WN1359, was isolated from a permafrost borehole sample collected at the right bank of the Kolyma River in Siberia, Russia. Gram-positive staining, non-motile […]

February 2014 – Kelly Rice Lab – Examination of the Staphylococcus aureus nitric oxide reductase (saNOR) reveals its contribution to modulating intracellular NO levels and cellular respiration

Published: Apr 6th, 2015

Abstract Staphylococcus aureus nitrosative stress resistance is due in part to flavohemoprotein (Hmp). Although hmp is present in all sequenced S. aureus genomes, 37% of analyzed strains also contain nor, encoding […]

January 2014 – The emerging role of complex modifications of tRNA in signaling pathways

Published: Mar 4th, 2015

Abstract Coordination of cell growth with nutrient availability, in particular amino acids, is a central problem that has been solved by the implementation of complex regulatory cascades. Although the specific […]

January 2014 – Enhancing cellulose utilization for fuels and chemicals by genetic modification of plant cell wall architecture

Published: Mar 4th, 2015

Abstract Cellulose from plant biomass can serve as a sustainable feedstock for fuels, chemicals and polymers that are currently produced from petroleum. In order to enhance economic feasibility, the efficiency […]

December 2014 – Transcriptomic Analysis of Xylan Utilization Systems in Paenibacillus sp. JDR-2

Published: Jan 16th, 2015

Abstract Xylans, including methylglucuronoxylans (MeGXn) and methylglucuronoarabinoxylans (MeGAXn), are the predominant polysaccharides in hemicellulose fractions of dicots and monocots available for conversion to biofuels and chemicals. Paenibacillus sp. JDR-2 (Pjdr2) efficiently depolymerizes […]

September 2014 – Ana Conesa Lab – Assessing technical performance in differential gene expression experiments with external spike-in RNA control ratio mixtures

Published: Nov 24th, 2014

Abstract: There is a critical need for standard approaches to assess, report and compare the technical performance of genome-scale differential gene expression experiments. Here we assess technical performance with a […]