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Nucleotide sequence of the first cosmid from the Mycobacterium leprae genome project: structure and function of the Rif-Str regions

Honoré, N and Bergh, S and Chanteau, S and Doucet-Populaire, F and Eiglmeir, K and Garnier, T and Georges, C and Launois, P and Limpaiboon, T and Newton, S and Niang, K and del Portillo, P and Ramesh, GR and Reddi, P and Ridel, PR and Sittisombut, N and Wu-Hunte, S and Cole, ST (1993) Nucleotide sequence of the first cosmid from the Mycobacterium leprae genome project: structure and function of the Rif-Str regions. In: Molecular Microbiology, 7 (2). pp. 207-214.

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Abstract

The nucleotide sequence of cosmid B1790, carrying the Rif-Str regions of the Mycobacterium leprae chromosome, has been determined. Twelve open reading frames were identified in the 36716bp sequence, representing 40% of the coding capacity. Five ribosomal proteins, two elongation factors and the β and β'subunits of RNA polymerase have been characterized and two novel genes were found. One of these encodes a member of the so-called ABC family of ATP-binding proteins while the other appears to encode an enzyme involved in repairing genomic lesions caused by free radicals. This finding may well be significant as M. leprae, an intracellular pathogen, lives within macrophages.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Others
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2011 07:32
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2011 07:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/35638

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