Friedhelm Neugebauer

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  • A F Wagner, M Frey, F A Neugebauer, W Schäfer, J Knappe
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1992
Pyruvate formate-lyase (acetyl-CoA:formate C-acetyltransferase, EC 2.3.1.54) from anaerobic Escherichia coli cells converts pyruvate to acetyl-CoA and formate by a unique homolytic mechanism that involves a free radical harbored in the protein structure. By EPR spectroscopy of selectively 13C-labeled enzyme, the radical (g = 2.0037) has been assigned to(More)
The first-derivative EPR spectrum of the active form of Escherichia coli pyruvate formate-lyase shows an asymmetric doublet with partially resolved hyperfine splittings (g = 2.0037). Isotope substitution studies demonstrated couplings of a carbon-centered unpaired electron to a solvent-exchangeable proton (a = 1.5 mT) and to further hydrogen nuclei (a =(More)
We present a modular toolbox for parallel nite element simulations on distributed memory systems. The library named PadFEM includes a graphical editor for specifying domains with boundary conditions, automatic mesh generation, automaticmesh partitioning and mapping onto the processors of a MIMD-system. The parallel FEM-simulation uses the preconditioned(More)
Pyruvate formate-lyase (formate acetyltransferase; EC 2.3.1.54) of Escherichia coli cells is post-translationally interconverted between inactive and active forms. Conversion of the inactive to the active form is catalyzed by an Fe2+-dependent activating enzyme and requires adenosylmethionine and dihydroflavodoxin. This process is shown here to introduce a(More)
The large zero-field splitting of rigid biradicals makes them important candidates for spin probes of phospholipid membranes. Here we develop an electron spin resonance line-shape model for such probes on the basis of the stochastic Liouville equation. Particular emphasis is given to the slow-diffusional regime, characteristic of bilayers in the gel phase.(More)