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Reconstructing promoter activity from Lux bioluminescent reporters (2017)
Journal Article
Iqbal, M., Doherty, N., Page, A. M., Qazi, S. N., Ajmera, I., Lund, P. A., …Stekel, D. J. (2017). Reconstructing promoter activity from Lux bioluminescent reporters. PLoS Computational Biology, 13(9), doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005731. ISSN 1553-734X

The bacterial Lux system is used as a gene expression reporter. It is fast, sensitive and non-destructive, enabling high frequency measurements. Originally developed for bacterial cells, it has also been adapted for eukaryotic cells, and can be used... Read More

The dynamic balance of import and export of zinc in Escherichia coli suggests a heterogeneous population response to stress (2015)
Journal Article
Takahashi, H., Oshima, T., Hobman, J. L., Doherty, N., Clayton, S. R., Iqbal, M., …Stekel, D. J. (2015). The dynamic balance of import and export of zinc in Escherichia coli suggests a heterogeneous population response to stress. Interface, 12(106), doi:10.1098/rsif.2015.0069

Zinc is essential for life, but toxic in excess. Thus all cells must control their internal zinc concentration. We used a systems approach, alternating rounds of experiments and models, to further elucidate the zinc control systems in Escherichia col... Read More