Heiner Winkler

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Overaccumulation of abnormally organized mitochondria in so-called "ragged-red" skeletal muscle fibers is a morphological hallmark of mitochondrial myopathies, in particular of mitochondrial encephalomyopathies. Characteristic for the abnormal mitochondria is the occurrence of highly ordered crystalline inclusions. Immuno-electron microscopy revealed that(More)
Mitochondrial creatine kinase isolated from chicken cardiac muscle was crystallized by vapor diffusion techniques. Depending on the growth conditions, fine needles and platelets as well as large single crystals appeared after a few days. Large crystals were shown to diffract to at least 3.2 A resolution (Schnyder, T., Winkler, H., Gross, H., Sargent, D.,(More)
The combination of high-resolution tantalum/tungsten (Ta/W) shadowing at very low specimen temperature (-250 degrees C) under ultrahigh vacuum (less than 2 x 10(-9) mbar) with circular harmonic image averaging revealed details on the surface structure of mitochondrial creatine kinase (Mi-CK) molecules with a resolution less than 2.5 nm. Mi-CK octamers(More)
Isoforms (1-4) of human tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) have been expressed in Escherichia coli and purified as apoenzymes (metal-free). Apo-human TH binds 1.0 atom Fe(II)/enzyme subunit, and iron binding is associated with an immediate and dramatic (40-fold) increase in specific activity. For X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) and electron paramagnetic(More)
Octamers of mitochondrial creatine kinase (Mi-CK) were modified with the thiol-specific reagents N-ethylmaleimide or the gold-coupled derivative, maleidoyl undecagold. The kinetics of inhibition of the Mi-CK catalysis was shown to be comparable for both reagents, suggesting that the large gold cluster complex is accessible to the reactive cysteines.(More)
The structure of mitochondrial creatine kinase is investigated by high-resolution shadowing at very low temperature and conventional negative staining. The electron microscopic images are analyzed with circular harmonic averaging, a method suited for the processing of single molecules. The rotational alignment and averaging is performed with the circular(More)
Crystalline samples of four low-spin Fe(III) octaalkyltetraphenylporphyrinate and two low-spin Fe(III) tetramesitylporphyrinate complexes, all of which are models of the bis-histidine-coordinated cytochromes of mitochondrial complexes II, III, and IV and chloroplast complex b(6)f, and whose molecular structures and EPR spectra have been reported previously,(More)
The vibrational modes of the low-spin and high-spin isomers of the spin crossover complex [Fe(phen)(2)(NCS)(2)] (phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) have been measured by IR and Raman spectroscopy and by nuclear inelastic scattering. The vibrational frequencies and normal modes and the IR and Raman intensities have been calculated by density functional methods. The(More)