Christof Lenz

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Tau is a major microtubule-associated protein of axons and is also the principal component of the paired helical filaments (PHFs) that comprise the neurofibrillary tangles found in Alzheimer's disease and other tauopathies. Besides phosphorylation of tau on serine and threonine residues in both normal tau and tau from neurofibrillary tangles, Tyr-18 was(More)
Activation of the protein kinases ATM and ATR following chromosomal breakage prevents initiation of DNA replication and entry into mitosis. However, the effects of ATM and ATR activation in cells already progressing through mitosis are poorly understood. Here we report that ATM and ATR activation induced by DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) inhibits(More)
To characterize the molecular response of holm oak to drought stress and its capacity to recover 9-month-old Quercus ilex seedlings were subjected to three treatments for a 14-d period: (i) continuous watering to field capacity (control plants, W), (ii) no irrigation (drought treatment, D), and (iii) no irrigation for 7d followed by a watering period of 7d(More)
As a first approach in establishing the holm oak leaf proteome, we have optimised a protocol for this plant and tissue which includes the following steps: trichloroacetic acid-acetone extraction, two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) on pH 5 to 8 linear gradient immobilised pH gradient strips as the first dimension, and sodium dodecyl(More)
The protein complexes of the mitochondrial respiratory chain associate in defined ways forming supramolecular structures called respiratory supercomplexes or respirasomes. In plants, additional oxidoreductases participate in respiratory electron transport, e.g. the so-called "alternative NAD(P)H dehydrogenases" or an extra terminal oxidase called(More)
Needle differentiation is a very complex process that leads to the formation of a mature photosynthetic organ from pluripotent needle primordia. The proteome and transcriptome of immature and fully developed needles of Pinus radiata D. Don were compared to described changes in mRNA and protein species that characterize the needle maturation developmental(More)
The multi-C2 domain protein otoferlin is required for hearing and mutated in human deafness. Some OTOF mutations cause a mild elevation of auditory thresholds but strong impairment of speech perception. At elevated body temperature, hearing is lost. Mice homozygous for one of these mutations, OtofI515T/I515T, exhibit a moderate hearing impairment involving(More)
Hydrophobic inner mitochondrial membrane proteins with internal targeting signals, such as the metabolite carriers, use the carrier translocase (TIM22 complex) for transport into the inner membrane. Defects in this transport pathway have been associated with neurodegenerative disorders. While the TIM22 complex is well studied in baker's yeast, very little(More)
Phosphorylation by tyrosine and serine/threonine kinases regulate the interactions between components of the cadherin-catenin cell-adhesion complex and thus can influence the dynamic modulation of cell adhesion under normal and disease conditions. Previous mutational analysis and localization experiments suggested an involvement of single members of the(More)
The discharge of chemicals such as oil associated or not with derived products constitutes a real threat for the environment. We report here the differential expression of the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) gill proteins corresponding to two contaminated environmental conditions: crude oil and offshore produced water. In order to evaluate and understand(More)