Fritz Pittner

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Available in vitro and in vivo methods for verifying protein substrates for posttranslational modifications via farnesylation or geranylgeranylation (for example, autoradiography with 3H-labeled anchor precursors) are time consuming (weeks/months), laborious and suffer from low sensitivity. We describe a new technique for detecting prenyl anchors in(More)
Glucose-fructose oxidoreductase from Zymomonas mobilis catalyzed the oxidation of various aldose sugars to the corresponding aldonic acids. The enzyme was used for the selective and high-yield conversion of lactose to lactobionic acid in batch, fed-batch and continous reaction mode. A productivity of 110 g L d was obtained in an ultrafiltration membrane(More)
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to identify one of the ligands that mediate carbohydrate-specific cytoadhesion and cytoinvasion of wheat germ agglutinin (WGA)-containing drug delivery systems. Methods. The receptor-ligand studies were performed with isolated epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptors as well as biomimetic membranes prepared from Caco-2(More)
Immortalized porcine brain microvessel endothelial cells (PBMEC/C1-2) were used to develop a model for measurement of blood-brain barrier permeation of central nervous system active drugs. Previous studies showed that a system using C6 astrocyte glioma conditioned medium leads to cell layers with transendothelial electrical resistance values up to 300 Omega(More)
The role of Na+ and Ca2+ as well as the influence of other metal ions on the lipase action were studied with the aid of immobilisation techniques. By this method it is possible to distinguish between the action of these ions on the lipase molecule itself and their action on the substrate or product. It could be shown that both alkali and alkali earth metal(More)
The absolute quantitation of proteins in biological matrixes is of great interest in many fields and can be accomplished by different methodologies. Here, a method for the absolute quantitation of the whey protein beta-lactoglobulin using protein liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry is reported. The developed approach was characterized in(More)
Heat treatment of milk induces a reaction between the milk proteins and lactose, resulting in lactosylated protein species. The lactosylation of the two major whey proteins alpha-lactalbumin and beta-lactoglobulin was investigated by reversed phase liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). Three sample series, consisting of aqueous model solutions of(More)
It could be shown that Streptomyces griseus, the microorganism producing the antibiotic streptomycin and also mutant strains of this species that cannot synthesize streptomycin, possess myo-inositol-1-phosphate synthase (EC, the enzyme cyclizing D-glucose 6-phosphate. The enzyme isolated from that organism is extremely instable, its molecular(More)
Digestion studies constitute a functional tool for allergen characterisation. This strategy for investigating allergenic proteins relates to the observation of increased proteolytic resistance of some proteins recognised to exhibit allergenic potential. beta-Lactoglobulin (betaLG) is one of the major whey proteins, a potent milk allergen and shows a high(More)
An optical immunochip biosensor has been developed as a rapid method for allergen detection in complex food matrixes, and its application evaluated for the detection of the egg white allergens, ovalbumin and ovomucoid. The optical near-field phenomenon underlying the basic principle of the sensor design is called resonance-enhanced absorption (REA), which(More)