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)
The Tat (twin-arginine translocation) system of Escherichia coli serves to translocate folded proteins across the cytoplasmic membrane. The reasons established so far for the Tat dependence are cytoplasmic cofactor assembly and/or heterodimerization of the respective proteins. We were interested in the reasons for the Tat dependence of novel Tat substrates(More)
Arginine methylation is a post-translational modification found mostly in RNA-binding proteins. Poly(A)-binding protein II from calf thymus was shown by mass spectrometry and sequencing to contain NG, NG-dimethylarginine at 13 positions in its amino acid sequence. Two additional arginine residues were partially methylated. Almost all of the modified(More)
The RNA-binding protein IGF2BP1 (IGF-II mRNA binding protein 1) stabilizes the c-myc RNA by associating with the Coding Region instability Determinant (CRD). If and how other proteins cooperate with IGF2BP1 in promoting stabilization of the c-myc mRNA via the CRD remained elusive. Here, we identify various RNA-binding proteins that associate with IGF2BP1 in(More)
Highly active D-proline reductase was obtained from Clostridium sticklandii by a modified purification scheme. The cytoplasmic enzyme had a molecular mass of about 870 kDa and was composed of three subunits with molecular masses of 23, 26, and 45 kDa. The 23-kDa subunit contained a carbonyl group at its N terminus, which could either be labeled with(More)
Cadmium stress response was measured at the thiol peptide level in an aquatic hyphomycete (Heliscus lugdunensis). In liquid culture, 0.1 mM cadmium increased the glutathione (GSH) content and induced the synthesis of additional thiol peptides. HPLC, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, and Edman degradation confirmed that a novel small metallothionein(More)
Arginine methylation is a post-translational modification found in many RNA-binding proteins. Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein K (hnRNP K) from HeLa cells was shown, by mass spectrometry and Edman degradation, to contain asymmetric N(G),N(G)-dimethylarginine at five positions in its amino acid sequence (Arg256, Arg258, Arg268, Arg296, and Arg299).(More)
A low degree of amino acid sequence similarity to FK506-binding proteins (FKBPs) has been obtained for the peptidyl prolyl cis/trans isomerase (PPIase) domain of E. coli trigger factor (TF) that was thought to be significant with regard to the enzymatic properties of the bacterial enzyme. We examined whether the alteration of a negatively charged side-chain(More)
The positive-strand RNA genome of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) contains an internal ribosome entry site (IRES) in the 5'untranslated region (5'UTR) and structured sequence elements within the 3'UTR, but no poly(A) tail. Employing a limited set of initiation factors, the HCV IRES coordinates the 5'cap-independent assembly of the 43S pre-initiation complex at(More)
Chalcone synthase (CHS) related type III plant polyketide synthases (PKSs) are likely to be involved in the biosynthesis of diarylheptanoids (e.g. curcumin and polycyclic phenylphenalenones), but no such activity has been reported. Root cultures from Wachendorfia thyrsiflora (Haemodoraceae) are a suitable source to search for such enzymes because they(More)