Gerd-Rüdiger Jänig

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When characterizing the health risks for man by exposure to chemicals, species-specific differences have to be taken into consideration, otherwise extrapolation from animal data to the human situation would be inadequate. The site-specific toxicity of chemicals may be explained by the following alternatives: (1) reactive metabolites are generated in the(More)
In the regulation of chemical substances, it is generally agreed that there are no thresholds for genotoxic effects of chemicals, i.e. , that there are no doses without genotoxic effects. When classifying and labelling chemicals, dangerous properties of chemicals are to be identified. In this context, in general, the mode of action (threshold or not) is not(More)
Nonequilibrium conformational states in cytochrome P-450 in the presence and absence of substrates formed by reduction at subzero temperatures with hydrates electrons were obtained and characterized by their absorption spectra. Different absorption spectra between the relaxed (298 K) and the non-relaxed enzyme forms (77 K) indicate conformational changes(More)
Benzene, a ubiquitous environmental pollutant, is haematotoxic and myelotoxic. As has been shown earlier, cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1)-dependent metabolism is a prerequisite for the cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of benzene, but which of the benzene metabolites produces toxicity is still unknown. The observed differences between the toxicity of benzene and(More)
Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) has been selectively bound to the epsilon-amino group of lysine-382 in cytochrome P-450 LM2 (RH, reduced-flavoprotein: oxygen oxidoreductase (RH-hydroxylating), EC 1.14.14.1) at pH 8.15. Benzphetamine N-demethylase activity of the reconstituted FITC-modified cytochrome P-450 LM2 was inhibited by 25%. This inhibition has(More)
Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) has been shown to be selectively attached to the N-terminus of cytochrome P-450 LM2. The N-demethylase activity of cytochrome P-450 LM2 reconstituted systems modified in this way was inhibited by 25%. As revealed by CD measurements the overall conformation as well as the immediate heme environment of cytochrome P-450 LM2(More)
The heme related circular dichroic bands of solubilized cytochrome P-450 from rabbit liver and some of its complexes with type I- and type II-substrayes and heme iron ligands were measured in the Soret region. All P-450 dersorption. The positions of the dichroic bands together with their ellipticities vary with ligand substitution and the oxidative state of(More)
Reconstituted liposomal cytochrome P-450 LM2 was reacted with a series of benzphetamine analogues as substrates. Based on the thermodynamical model of Ristau et al. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 536 (1978) 226-234) the free enthalpy of substrate binding to the high spin form of the enzyme was shown to correlate with the total high spin content of the respective(More)