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Promoter analysis in mycobacteria using xy/E reporter assays and its implication in high throughput screening

Dastur, A and Varshney, U (2001) Promoter analysis in mycobacteria using xy/E reporter assays and its implication in high throughput screening. In: Tuberculosis, 81 (4). pp. 267-269.

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Abstract

Understanding the molecular biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis has become the focus of recent studies in infectious diseases. Here, we describe a spectrophotometric method for quantitative analysis of promoters in mycobacteria. The assay is a modification of the xy/E reporter assay, which uses an inexpensive substrate, catechol. The distinguishing feature of this protocol is that cells are grown by patching on agar plates, and directly used in the assays. The absorption measurements of the cell suspension at 375 nm in the presence and absence of the substrate are used for obtaining xy/E activity and for normalization of the assay values respectively. These features make the assay system directly amenable for high throughput analyses.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Harcourt.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/11985

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