Angelika Schierhorn

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The Alzheimer A beta amyloid peptide (A beta) is the principal proteinaceous component of amyloid associated with Alzheimer disease (AD). We have determined the relative abundance of A beta structural variants present in amyloid from brains of 10 individuals with sporadic AD, 2 individuals with familial AD carrying specific mutations in the Alzheimer(More)
Cold thyroid nodules (CTNs) represent a frequent endocrine disorder accounting for up to 85% of thyroid nodules in a population living in an iodine-deficient area. Benign CTNs need to be distinguished from thyroid cancer, which is relatively rare. The molecular etiology of benign CTNs is unresolved. To obtain novel insights into their pathogenesis, protein(More)
Bacillus cereus frequently causes food poisoning or nosocomial diseases. Vegetative cells express the novel surface metalloproteinase camelysin (casein-cleaving metalloproteinase) during exponential growth on complex, peptide-rich media. Camelysin is strongly bound to the cell surface and can be solubilized only by detergents or butanol. Camelysin(More)
In Alzheimer's disease (AD), one of the cardinal neuropathological signs is deposition of amyloid, primarily consisting of the amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta). Structural variants of AD-associated Abeta peptides have been difficult to purify by high-resolution chromatographic techniques. We therefore developed a novel chromatographic protocol, enabling(More)
Spider dragline is used by many members of the Araneae family not only as a proteinogenic safety thread but also for web construction. Spider dragline has been shown to possess high tensile strength in combination with elastic behavior. This high tensile strength can be attributed to the presence of antiparallel β-sheets within the thread; these(More)
Genome-wide association studies found low plasma levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms associated with a higher prevalence of pathological changes in the intestine such as chronic inflammatory bowel diseases. In this study, a proteomic approach was applied to understand the overall physiological importance of vitamin D in(More)
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