Bernhard Huchzermeyer

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The cytokine TNF-alpha plays a major role in inflammatory and immunological reactions of canine skin. With respect to a possible therapeutic modulation, we investigated the role of the transcription factor NF-kappa B and the involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the TNF-alpha signalling pathway in cultured canine keratinocytes. TNF-alpha treatment(More)
Responses of the halophyte Cakile maritima to moderate salinity were addressed at germination and vegetative stages by bringing together proteomics and eco-physiological approaches. 75 mM NaCl-salinity delayed significantly the germination process and decreased slightly the seed germination percentage compared to salt-free conditions. Monitoring the(More)
General structural features of the chloroplast ATP synthase are summarized highlighting differences between the chloroplast enzyme and other ATP synthases. Much of the review is focused on the important interactions between the epsilon and gamma subunits of the chloroplast coupling factor 1 (CF(1)) which are involved in regulating the ATP hydrolytic(More)
Pre-steady state nucleotide binding to the chloroplast F1-ATPase (CF1) was measured in a stopped-flow apparatus by monitoring the change of fluorescence intensity of TNP-ADP upon binding. The analysis of the time courses led to the proposal of a mechanism of nucleotide binding with the following characteristics. (a) It involves three sites binding(More)
The cytokine tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) plays a major role in inflammatory and immune-pathological reactions of the skin. With respect to a possible therapeutic modulation of TNF-alpha mediated activation of Nuclear Factor-kappa B (NF-kappaB) in canine cutaneous inflammation, we investigated the role of NF-kappaB and the involvement of reactive(More)
Cakile maritima is a halophyte with potential for ecological, economical and medicinal uses. We address here the impact of salinity on its growth, photosynthesis and seed quality. Whole plant growth rate and shoot development were stimulated at moderate salinity (100-200 mM NaCl) and inhibited at higher salt concentrations. Although diminished in the(More)
Tentoxin, a cyclic tetrapeptide produced by the fungus Alternaria tenuis, is a potent inhibitor of the chloroplast coupling factor 1 from certain sensitive species of plants. We have shown that the beta subunit is at least partly responsible for conferring sensitivity to the toxin. This was confirmed by Avni et al. (Avni, A., Anderson, J.D., Holland, N.,(More)
In the experiments reported here we found that enzymatic NO synthesis in the yeast Candida tropicalis resembles the one in animal tissues with respect to the substrate arginine as well as its sensitivity to potential competitive inhibitors. Both, NO produced by the yeast's nitric oxide synthase and NO derived from an artificial donor, suppressed the(More)
Aster tripolium L. (Dollart, Germany) and Sesuvium portulacastrum L. (Dakhla, Morocco) are potential halophytic vegetables, fodder plants, and ornamentals for re-vegetating saline land. To compare their strategies involved in salt tolerance both plants were grown with 0%, 1.5%, and 3% (Aster) or 0%, 2.5%, and 5% (Sesuvium) NaCl in the watering solution. The(More)