Dennis Ziegenhagen

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A review is presented related to the biochemistry of lignocellulose transformation. The biodegradation of wood constituents is currently understood as a multienzymatic process with the mediation of small molecules; therefore, this review will focus on the roles of these small molecular compounds and radicals working in concert with enzymes. Wood rotting(More)
An alkaline humic extract (HE) of a black calcareous forest mull was exposed to 36 fungal and 9 eubacterial isolates in liquid standing culture. At 21 d in fungi, and 4 d in bacteria, the groups of wood-degrading basidiomycetes, terricolous basidiomycetes, ectomycorrhizal fungi, soil-borne microfungi, and eubacteria had reduced the absorbance (A 340) of HE(More)
A manganese peroxidase preparation from the white-rot fungus Nematoloma frowardii was found to be capable of releasing up to 17% 14CO2 from 14C-labelled synthetic humic substances. The latter were prepared from [U-14C]catechol by spontaneous oxidative polymerization or laccase-catalysed polymerization. The ex-tent of humic substance mineralization was(More)
Manganese peroxidase (MnP) from the ligninolytic basidiomycetes Phlebia radiata and Nematoloma frowardii was found to decompose malonate oxidatively in the absence of H2O2 in a reaction system consisting of the enzyme, sodium malonate and MnCl2. The enzymatic oxidation resulted in a substantial decrease in malonate concentration and the formation of CO2,(More)
Ligninolytic basidiomycetes (wood and leaf-litter-decaying fungi) have the ability to degrade low-rank coal (lignite). Extracellular manganese peroxidase is the crucial enzyme in the depolymerization process of both coal-derived humic substances and native coal. The depolymerization of coal by Mn peroxidase is catalysed via chelated Mn(III) acting as a(More)
The depolymerization of humic acids (HAs) obtained from low-rank coal (lignite) to fulvic acids (FAs) was investigated in a cell-free system (in vitro) using manganese peroxidase (MnP) from the white-rot fungus Clitocybula dusenii b11. MnP was produced in surface cultures of C. dusenii which were induced with manganese (II) ions (Mn2+, 300 microM). The(More)
Frequencies of the HLA antigens ABC, DR and MT, as well as of the properdin factor alleles were determined in 24 unrelated patients presenting with immune complex mediated idiopathic rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) type II. As in Goodpasture syndrome (RPGN type I with pulmonary hemorrhage), a significant association with the B-cell alloantigen(More)
BACKGROUND In 1992 the Health Care Financing Administration introduced the Health Care Quality Improvement Program (HCQIP), through which quality improvement projects are conducted in partnership with quality improvement organizations (QIOs), hospitals, health plans, or physicians. An evaluation of HCQIP began in May 1996 in response to the QIOs' request(More)
Web service (WS) orchestration can be considered as a fundamental concept in service-oriented architectures (SOA), as well as in spatial data infrastructures (SDI). In recent years in SOA, advanced solutions were developed, such as realizing orchestrated web services on the basis of already existing more fine-granular web services by using standardized(More)