Warren Johnson's Home Page
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Office hours: MWF, 12:35-1:30 p.m. (fall 2011)
I am a member of three departments
If you have an interest in a major in any of these programs, I would be honored to serve as your advisor. Please contact me for an appointment to discuss your professional growth.
Jmol workshop for beginners: Learn how to make molecular models on the computer for any structure in the protein data base.
Currently my main research interest is in isolating catabolite modulator factor (CMF), a global gene regulatory small molecule (molecular mass < 1000g) that is heat stable from the E. coli. When CMF is added to cultures of E. coli, it antagonizes the effect of cAMP on gene expression. Early work on CMF was done by Ullmann, Tiller and Monod, (1976) and Dessein, Tillier, and Ullmann (1978) and nothing has since been reported.
Currently, work is being done to optimizing the growth conditions of E. coli to produce the maximum amount of CMF. Additional improvements need to be developed for the assay for CMF. It is difficult and cumbersome to use our current assay.
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