Fred Kippert

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BACKGROUND HEAT and ARM repeats occur in a large number of eukaryotic proteins. As these repeats are often highly diverged, the prediction of HEAT or ARM domains can be challenging. Except for the most clear-cut cases, identification at the individual repeat level is indispensable, in particular for determining domain boundaries. However, methods using(More)
Public availability of automated methods for prediction of protein structure from sequence greatly benefits the community of 'wet-laboratory' biologists. Their reliability is assessed regularly on behalf of newly solved crystal and NMR structures, most prominently through the so-called CAFASP-experiments [1], and seems to be increasing on the whole.(More)
An ultradian clock operates in fast growing cells of the large ciliate, Paramecium tetraurelia. The period of around 70 minutes is well temperature-compensated over the temperature range tested, i.e. between 18 degrees C and 33 degrees C. The Q10 between 18 degrees C and 27 degrees C is 1.08; above 27 degrees C there is a slight overcompensation. The(More)
Both a circadian clock and an ultradian clock (period 4-5 h) have previously been described for the ciliated protozoon Tetrahymena. The present communication demonstrates the existence of yet another cellular clock: an ultradian rhythm with a period of about 30 min. The period was found to be well temperature-compensated over the range studied, i.e.,(More)
An ultradian oscillation is described for Schizosaccharomyces pombe which meets the criteria for a cellular clock, i.e. timekeeping device. The rhythm can be induced by transfer from circadian conditions (stationary phase or very slow growth) to ultradian conditions (rapid growth). It can also be synchronized by ultradian temperature cycles of 6 degrees C(More)
The effects of sublethal heat pulses on cell division have provided insights into possible molecular mechanisms. Thus Zeuthen's findings of 'set-backs' up to a transition point provides the basis for the idea that the continuous accumulation of a compound needed for cell division spans a major portion of the cell cycle. The accumulating substance is a(More)
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