F. W. Schneider

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The transthyretin (TTR) amyloid diseases, representative of numerous misfolding disorders, are of considerable interest because there are mutations that cause or suppress disease. The Val30 --> Met30 (V30M) TTR mutation is the most prevalent cause of familial amyloid polyneuropathy in heterozygotes, whereas a Thr119 --> Met119 (T119M) mutation on the second(More)
Transthyretin (TTR) subunits were labeled with a charge-modifying tag to evaluate the possibility of subunit exchange between tetramers under physiological conditions. Starting with a mixture of two TTR homotetramers, one having all subunits tagged at the N termini and the other composed of untagged subunits, heterotetramer formation as a function of time(More)
A network of open, bistable reaction systems coupled by mass transfer is simulated. The mass transfer rates are determined by a Hebb-type rule, and the programmable network can store patterns of high and low concentrations in each bistable system. In a parallel computation, the network recognizes patterns similar, but not necessarily identical, to stored(More)
Time-resolved fluorescence and binding studies have been carried out on Na,K-ATPase in the presence of the fluorescent dye eosin Y to obtain thermodynamic and kinetic parameters for the interaction of the enzyme with different cations. Eosin Y binding is indicated by a 3 ns fluorescence decay process and is observed only in the presence of mono- and(More)
Time-resolved fluorescence measurements were performed for a set of n-anthroyloxy fatty acids (n-AS; n = 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 16) in both solvent and vesicle systems. The Stokes' shifts and the mean relaxation times calculated from the time-resolved emission spectra (TRES) are shown to be strongly dependent on the position of the fluorophore in small unilamellar(More)
The phospholipid headgroup mobility of small unilamellar vesicles composed of different mixtures of phosphatidyl-L-serine (PS) and phosphatidylcholine is characterized by the solvent relaxation behavior of the polarity sensitive dyes 6-propionyl-2-(dimethylamino)naphthalene (Prodan) and 6-palmitoyl-2-[trimethylammoniumethyl]-methylamino]naphthalene chloride(More)
A minimal mechanism is proposed which describes the transcriptional and translational processes for four phage proteins (RNA polymerase, DNase, primase and DNA polymerase) involved in T3/T7 DNA replication. Phage DNA replication is also included. It is shown how lag times may be incorporated into a kinetic mechanism. The distinct three-stage transport of(More)
We apply the continuous delayed feedback method of Pyragas to control chaos in the enzymatic Peroxidase-Oxidase (PO) reaction, using the electric current as the control parameter. At each data point in the time series, a time delayed feedback function applies a small amplitude perturbation to inert platinum electrodes, which causes redox processes on the(More)