Annegret Becker

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In the present work the light-activated proton transfer reactions of sensory rhodopsin II from Natronobacterium pharaonis (pSRII) and those of the channel-mutants D75N-pSRII and F86D-pSRII are investigated using flash photolysis and black lipid membrane (BLM) techniques. Whereas the photocycle of the F86D-pSRII mutant is quite similar to that of the(More)
Using the double whole-cell patch-clamp technique, we found that the absence of intracellular ATP led to gap junction uncoupling in cochlear-supporting Hensen cells. The uncoupling was observed as a progressive reduction of the gap junctional electrical conductance from a starting value of approximately 40 nS to less than 0.04 nS within 10–20 min. The(More)
Human and canine mammary tumours show partial claudin expression deregulations. Further, claudins have been used for directed therapeutic approaches. However, the development of claudin targeting approaches requires stable claudin expressing cell lines. This study reports the establishment and characterisation of canine mammary tissue derived cell lines,(More)
The electrophoretic export of ATP against the import of ADP in mitochondria bridges the intra- versus extramitochondrial ATP potential gap. Here we report that the electrical nature of the ADP/ATP exchange by the mitochondrial ADP/ATP carrier (AAC) can be directly studied by measuring the electrical currents via capacitive coupling of AAC-containing(More)
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