Jürgen Koch

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Efficient methods of processing unanticipated queries are a crucial prerequisite for the success of generalized database management systems. A wide variety of approaches to improve the performance of query evaluation algorithms have been proposed: logic-based and semantic transformations, fast implementations of basic operations, and combinatorial or(More)
Cell-free extracts of Pseudomonas sp. strains KB 740 and K 172 both contained high levels of glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase when grown anaerobically on benzoate or other aromatic compounds and with nitrate as electron acceptor. These aromatic compounds have in common benzoyl-CoA as the central aromatic intermediate of anerobic metabolism. The enzymatic activity(More)
Social behavior in the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus relies on contact-dependent activities involving cell-cell and cell-substratum interactions. To identify outer membrane proteins that have a role in these activities, we profiled the outer membrane proteome of growing and starving cells using two strategies. First, outer membrane proteins were enriched by(More)
Ech hydrogenase from Methanosarcina barkeri is a member of a distinct group of membrane-bound [NiFe] hydrogenases with sequence similarity to energy-conserving NADH:quinone oxidoreductase (complex I). The sequence of the enzyme predicts the binding of three [4Fe-4S] clusters, one by subunit EchC and two by subunit EchF. Previous studies had shown that two(More)
The regulation of the expression of enzyme activities catalyzing initial reactions in the anoxic metabolism of various aromatic compounds was studied at the whole cell level in the denitrifying Pseudomonas strain K 172. The specific enzyme activities were determined after growth on six different aromatic substrates (phenol, 4-hydroxybenzoate, benzoate,(More)
AIM Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is the functional prestep in atherosclerosis. Aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of a potent antioxidant (coenzyme Q(10), CoQ(10)) and of cerivastatin on ED of the brachial artery. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-five male patients with manifest ED (flow-mediated vasodilation [FMD%]<4.5%) were included in this(More)
Most of the publications on frameworks describe them as tools for optimizing the design and implementation of complex software [Fayad and Schmidt 1997]. This paper presents another point of view: Framework concepts for enabling tailorability through the user of the application. We will use the application domain of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)(More)
The purified membrane-bound [NiFe]-hydrogenase from Methanosarcina barkeri was studied with electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) focusing on the properties of the iron-sulphur clusters. The EPR spectra showed signals from three different [4Fe-4S] clusters. Two of the clusters could be reduced under 101 kPa of H2, whereas the third cluster was only(More)
In this study we investigate the potential of femtosecond laser generated micrometer sized spike structures as functional surfaces for selective cell controlling. The spike dimensions as well as the average spike to spike distance can be easily tuned by varying the process parameters. Moreover, negative replications in soft materials such as silicone(More)