Hartmut Quader

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Estimates of caged-release based on photolysis of caged-fluorescein In order to provide estimates on the concentration of PtdIns(4,5)P 2 or Ins(1,4,5)P 3 released upon photolysis, we quantified the apparent efficacy of caged fluorescein photolysis in the first 40-50 µm of the pollen tube; this probe becomes fluorescent upon photorelease and the light(More)
The past three years have witnessed the birth and propagation of a provocative idea in the plant sciences. Its proponents have suggested that higher plants have nerves, synapses, the equivalent of a brain localized somewhere in the roots, and an intelligence. The idea has attracted a number of adherents, to the extent that meetings have now been held in(More)
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of onion bulb scale epidermis cells consists of long, tubular strands lying deep in the cytoplasm which move quickly and a less mobile peripheral network of tubules and cisternae that change in position, shape and size but that also have immobile, fixed, sites (IFSs). IFSs occur in junctions, at vertexes and at blind endings(More)
The maintenance of a calcium gradient and vesicle secretion in the apex of pollen tubes is essential for growth. It is shown here that phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) and D-myo-inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3), together with phosphatidic acid (PA), play a vital role in the regulation of these processes. Changes in the intracellular(More)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are emerging players in several biological processes. The present work investigates their potential involvement in plant cytokinesis by the application of reagents disturbing ROS homeostasis in root-tip cells of Triticum turgidum. In particular, the NADPH-oxidase inhibitor diphenylene iodonium, the ROS scavenger(More)
Changes in membrane topography in the flagellate Poterioochromonas malhamensis, as a result of colchicine and osmotic-stress treatments, have been studied using freeze-fracturing and thin sectioning. Ridges, but not rows of intramembrane particles, in the PF-face which denote the position of underlying cortical microtubules, together with the ridge(More)
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