Florian Krieger

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Pyruvate decarboxylase (EC was isolated and purified from the yeast Kluyveromyces lactis. The properties of this enzyme relating to the native oligomeric state, the subunit size, the nucleotide sequence of the coding gene(s), the catalytic activity, and protein fluorescence as well as circular dichroism are very similar to those of the well(More)
Several caspases have been implicated in the pathogenesis of Huntington's disease (HD); however, existing caspase inhibitors lack the selectivity required to investigate the specific involvement of individual caspases in the neuronal cell death associated with HD. In order to explore the potential role played by caspase-2, the potent but non-selective(More)
The resurgence of interest in caspases (Csp) as therapeutic targets for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases prompted us to examine the suitability of published nonpeptidic Csp-3 and Csp-6 inhibitors for our medicinal chemistry programs. To support this effort, fluorescence-based Csp-2, Csp-3, and Csp-6 enzymatic assays were optimized for robustness(More)
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