Eckhard Gunther

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NAD-glycohydrolase (NADase) was purified from culture supernatant fluids of group C streptococci by adsorption on silica gel, chromatography on hydroxyapatite and ion exchange on Mono S column. After inactivation of a chymotrypsin-like protease, a homogeneous enzyme was isolated with an N-terminal sequence of VSGKEGKKSDVKYEMTKVMEANATSSKEDKHVMHTLDKVM.(More)
In alveolar rhabdomyosarcomas (ARMSs), a specific chromosomal translocation creates a fusion transcription factor, PAX3-FKHR, that is oncogenic due to transcriptional activation. As a strategy for down-regulation of PAX3-FKHR target genes, we created conditional PAX3 repressors by fusing the PAX3 DNA-binding motifs to the hormone binding domain (HBD) of the(More)
Secretion of neurotrophins is critical for the delivery of neurotrophic support. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor is targeted to a regulated secretory pathway in neurons as well as the neurosecretory AtT-20 cells. Here, we show that pertussis toxin, which inactivates Gi and Go G proteins, inhibits up to 50% of the regulated release of brain derived(More)
NIH-3T3 cells stably transfected with TrkB, the receptor for brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), were used to study the effects of NO and peroxynitrite on TrkB. 3-Morpholinosydnonimine (SIN-1), a donor of NO and O2- which immediately react to form peroxynitrite, induced TrkB tyrosine phosphorylation in a dose-dependent relationship from 2 to 40 mM.(More)
The production of erythrogenic toxins type A (ETA) and C (ETC) is described as a function of growth kinetics. Group A streptococcal strains C 203 S and NY 5 were cultivated in yeast-peptone extract, Todd-Hewitt medium and a synthetic medium. Two main growth phases occurred during growth: a first logarithmic phase and a second linear phase. These phases were(More)
New series of analogues of N-(pyridin-4-yl)-2-[1-(4-chlorobenzyl)-indol-3-yl]glyoxamide D-24851 were synthesized, characterized and tested for their in vitro anticancer properties. In the first series, an amino acid spacer was introduced in the glyoxamide chain of D-24851. In the second series, the glyoxamide chain was moved to positions 4 and 5 of indole(More)
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