Hans-Peter Gensheimer

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Electrophoretically homogeneous preparations of catalytic subunit (C) of cAMP-dependent protein kinase isolated according to two different procedures from holoenzyme type I and type II from rabbit and from holoenzyme type II from rat skeletal muscle and from bovine cardiac muscle can be separated on carboxymethyl cellulose or on a Mono S column (Pharmacia)(More)
Twenty-one hydroxylase (P450c21) is a key enzyme essential for normal zona glomerulosa and fasciculata function. Recently, 21-hydroxylase deficiency has been implicated in the pathogenesis of adrenocortical tumors. Therefore, we investigated the mutational spectrum of the CYP21B gene and the messenger RNA expression of P450c21 in six aldosterone-producing(More)
The effects of adenosine and its analogues on cAMP-responses and histamine release of rat peritoneal mast cells were investigated. The adenosine analogue 5′-N-ethylcarboxamidoadenosine (NECA') activates the adenylate cyclase of the mast cell membranes and elevates the cAMP-levels of the intact mast cells. Both effects are antagonized by methylxanthines,(More)
cGMP-dependent protein kinase binds 4 mol cGMP/mol enzyme to two different sites. Binding to site 1 (apparent Kd 17 nM) shows positive cooperativity and is inhibited by Mg . ATP, whereas binding to site 2 (apparent Kd 100-150 nM) is non-cooperative and not affected by Mg . ATP. Autophosphorylation of the enzyme abolishes the cooperative binding to site 1(More)
cGMP-dependent protein kinase contains four cGMP-binding sites which are homologous to the four cAMP-binding sites of cAMP-dependent protein kinase. The interaction of the diastereomers of adenosine 3',5'-thionophosphate, (PS)-cAMP[S] and (PR)-cAMP[S], with cGMP-dependent protein kinase has been studied. Autophosphorylation of cGMP-dependent protein kinase(More)
cGMP-Dependent protein kinase contains, per subunit, 2 binding sites for cGMP. The apparent KD values for site 1 and 2 were 12 and 55 nM. The analogues 8-benzyl-amino-cAMP and N2-monobutyryl-cGMP bind preferentially to site 1 and 2, respectively. Both analogues stimulate autophosphorylation of the enzyme at concentrations at which only half of the(More)
The autophosphorylation reaction of purified cGMP-dependent protein kinase has been studied. Apparent initial rates of autophosphorylation in the absence of cyclic nucleotides and in the presence of cGMP and cAMP are 0.006, 0.04, 0.4 mol Pi incorp./min-1. mol cGMP-kinase subunit-1. In the presence of cGMP and cAMP approximately 1 and 2 mol Pi are(More)
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