Günter Hess

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Overexpression of the D2 dopamine receptor has been proposed to be part of the pathology of schizophrenia. The isolation of a D2 dopamine receptor clone has assisted the molecular characterization of D2 receptor. We have now isolated an identical rat clone along with two other clones--a second related rat clone (RD-2in) and a homologous bovine clone(More)
The Cdc7 protein kinase of Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a critical regulator of several aspects of DNA metabolism and cell cycle progression. We describe the isolation of a human gene encoding a Cdc7 homolog. The Cdc7Hs protein sequence is 27% identical to that of the yeast protein, includes features unique to yeast Cdc7, and contains all conserved catalytic(More)
The binding of two 5-substituted-1,3,4-thiadiazole-2-thione inhibitors to the matrix metalloproteinase stromelysin (MMP-3) have been characterized by protein crystallography. Both inhibitors coordinate to the catalytic zinc cation via an exocyclic sulfur and lay in an unusual position across the unprimed (P1-P3) side of the proteinase active site. Nitrogen(More)
This article describes the design and implementation of RESEDA (RemoteSensorDataAnalysis), a knowledge-based system for the extraction of environmental information from digital raster images of the earth. The images may have been obtained from airborne or spaceborne sensors. Ancillary data is used to improve the results of the image analysis; in particular,(More)
The synthesis and biological activity of a series of seco-oxysterol analogs designed to be inhibitors of transcription of the gene for 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-Coenzyme A reductase (HMGR) are described. The compound possessing the most significant activity, [1 alpha (E),4 beta]-3-[2-(4- hydroxy-1-methylcyclohexyl)ethenyl]-alpha,alpha-dimethylbenzenepentan(More)
This paper describes the current status of the project RESEDA, which stands for <italic>REmote SEnsor Data Analysis</italic>. The main objective of RESEDA is the development of a knowledge-based system for the extraction of environmental information from digital raster images of the earth, obtained from airborne or spaceborne sensors. The project is(More)
A novel approach to oligonucleotide-mediated, site-directed in vitro mutagenesis is described that allows for the efficient generation of sequence modifications on double-stranded substrates without the need for subcloning into special vectors. Site-directed deletions as well as point mutations were introduced into the genes encoding human tissue(More)
Genes involved in the biosynthesis of leucine have been mapped in Bacillus megaterium QM B1551, using transducing phage MP13. Mutations were designated leuA, leuB, or leuC on the basis of enzyme assays. Two mutant strains were deficient in the enzyme activities of leuA (alpha-isopropylmalate synthase) and leuC (beta-isopropylmalate dehydrogenase) and so may(More)