Daniel Kern

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In many prokaryotes and in organelles asparagine and glutamine are formed by a tRNA-dependent amidotransferase (AdT) that catalyzes amidation of aspartate and glutamate, respectively, mischarged on tRNAAsn and tRNAGln. These pathways supply the deficiency of the organism in asparaginyl- and glutaminyl-tRNA synthtetases and provide the translational(More)
In most prokaryotes Asn-tRNA(Asn) and Gln-tRNA(Gln) are formed by amidation of aspartate and glutamate mischarged onto tRNA(Asn) and tRNA(Gln), respectively. Coexistence in the organism of mischarged Asp-tRNA(Asn) and Glu-tRNA(Gln) and the homologous Asn-tRNA(Asn) and Gln-tRNA(Gln) does not, however, lead to erroneous incorporation of Asp and Glu into(More)
Glutaminyl-tRNA synthetase from Deinococcus radiodurans possesses a C-terminal extension of 215 residues appending the anticodon-binding domain. This domain constitutes a paralog of the Yqey protein present in various organisms and part of it is present in the C-terminal end of the GatB subunit of GatCAB, a partner of the indirect pathway of Gln-tRNA(Gln)(More)
The concept of technical debt provides an excellent tool for describing technology gaps in terms any stakeholder can understand. The technical debt metaphor was pioneered by the software development community and describes technical challenges in that context very well. However, establishing a definitional framework which describes issues affecting quality(More)
In many bacteria and archaea, an ancestral pathway is used where asparagine and glutamine are formed from their acidic precursors while covalently linked to tRNA(Asn) and tRNA(Gln), respectively. Stable complexes formed by the enzymes of these indirect tRNA aminoacylation pathways are found in several thermophilic organisms, and are called transamidosomes.(More)
People with motor and/or cognitive impairments usually face several challenges when interacting with a computer. Often they have to rely on special and in most cases expensive hardware devices or can only use a limited range of functions provided by the device. The IAAA project aims at analyzing and modeling users' interaction capabilities in a fine-grained(More)