Anna Hetmann

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Nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NDPK) (EC 2.7.4.6), the enzyme transferring the phosphate residue from ATP to nucleoside diphosphates, is localized mainly in the cytoplasm and mitochondria and in smaller amounts in cell nuclei and the microsomal fraction. Exposure of etiolated oat seedlings to red light causes an increase of the enzyme activity by about 42%(More)
The superfamily of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) is one of the largest and most diverse family of proteins in mammals. Plants, in contrast to animals, have a greatly simplified repertoire of GPCRs. To date, only AtGCR1 and AtRGS1 have been shown to physically interacts with a plant G-protein. Also, the number of G-protein complex components in plants(More)
The nuclear isoform of nucleoside diphosphate kinase isoenzyme NDPK-In undergoes strong catalytic activation upon its interaction with the active form of phytochrome A (Pfr) in red light. The autophosphorylation or intermolecular transphosphorylation of NDPK-In leads to the formation of phosphoester bonds stable in acidic solution. The phosphate residue of(More)
The superfamily of small, monomeric GTP-binding proteins, in Arabidopsis thaliana comprising 93 members, is classified into four families: Arf/Sar, Rab, Rop/Rac, and Ran families. All monomeric G proteins function as molecular switches that are activated by GTP and inactivated by the hydrolysis of GTP to GDP. GTP/GDP cycling is controlled by three classes(More)
The glycosylation of auxin is one of mechanisms contributing to hormonal homeostasis. The enzyme UDPG: indole-3-ylacetyl-β-D-glucosyltransferase (IAA glucosyltransferase, IAGlc synthase) catalyzes the reversible reaction: IAA+UDPG↔1-O-IA-glucose+UDP, which is the first step in the biosynthesis of IAA-ester conjugates in monocotyledonous plants. In this(More)
Purinergic signaling maintains local tissue homeostasis in blood vessels via the regulation of vascular tone, blood platelet aggregation, cell proliferation, and differentiation as well as inflammatory responses. Extracellular purines are important signaling molecules in the vasculature, and both purine-hydrolysing as well as -phosphorylating enzymes are(More)
Adenylate kinase (AK, EC 2.7.4.3) is a ubiquitous phosphotransferase which catalyzes the reversible transfer of high-energy β - and γ-phosphate groups between nucleotides. All classified AKs show a similar structure: they contain a large central CORE region, nucleoside monophosphate and triphosphate binding domains (NMPbd and NTPbd) and the LID domain.(More)
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