Birgit Köhne

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One of the strains of the marine green alga Ostreobium sp. possesses an exceptionally large number of long wavelength absorbing chlorophylls (P. Haldall, Biol. Bull. 134, 1968, 411-424) as evident from a distinct shoulder in the absorption spectrum at around 710 nm while in the other strain this shoulder is absent. Therefore, Ostreobium offers a unique(More)
The ryanodine-sensitive Ca2+ release channel (RyaCRC) of the sarcoplasmic reticulum plays a key role in the intracellular Ca2+ handling in cardiomyocytes. Altered expression of the RyaCRC has been supposed to contribute to abnormal cellular Ca2+ handling and to myocardial dysfunction in dilated and ischemic cardiomyopathy. In the present study the(More)
Spirulina platensis is a cyanobacterium which usually lives under high-light conditions. Nonetheless, it is thought to contain the most red-shifted antenna pigment of all known Chl a-containing phototrophic organisms, as shown by its 77 K fluorescence peaking at 760 nm. To exclude preparation artifacts and to exclude the possibility that long(More)
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