Carolin Lübker

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Adenylyl cyclases (ACs) catalyze the conversion of ATP into the second messenger cAMP. Membranous AC1 (AC1) is involved in processes of memory and learning and in muscle pain. The AC toxin edema factor (EF) of Bacillus anthracis is involved in the development of anthrax. Both ACs are stimulated by the eukaryotic Ca(2+)-sensor calmodulin (CaM). The CaM-AC(More)
The adenylyl cyclase (AC) toxin CyaA from Bordetella pertussis constitutes an important virulence factor for the pathogenesis of whooping cough. CyaA is activated by calmodulin (CaM) and compromises host defense by excessive cAMP production. Hence, pharmacological modulation of the CyaA/CaM interaction could constitute a promising approach to treat whooping(More)
Membranous adenylyl cyclase 1 (AC1) is associated with memory and learning. AC1 is activated by the eukaryotic Ca(2+)-sensor calmodulin (CaM), which contains nine methionine residues (Met) important for CaM-target interactions. During ageing, Met residues are oxidized to (S)- and (R)-methionine sulfoxide (MetSO) by reactive oxygen species arising from an(More)
Bacillus anthracis adenylyl cyclase toxin edema factor (EF) is one component of the anthrax toxin and is essential for establishing anthrax disease. EF activation by the eukaryotic Ca2+-sensor calmodulin (CaM) leads to massive cAMP production resulting in edema. cAMP also inhibits the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH)-oxidase, thus(More)
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