Jürgen Pleiss

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The thienopyridine derivatives ticlopidine and clopidogrel are inhibitors of ADP-induced platelet aggregation. Pharmacological activity of these prodrugs depends on cytochrome P450 (P450)-dependent oxidation to the active antithrombotic agent. In this study, we investigated the interaction potential of clopidogrel and ticlopidine by using human liver(More)
The development of the Grid has opened new possibilities for scientists and engineers to execute large-scale modeling experiments. This has stimulated the generation and development of tools for the creation and management of complex computing experiments in the Grid. Among these, tools for the automation of the programming of experiments play a significant(More)
The Lipase Engineering Database (LED) (http://www.led.uni-stuttgart.de) integrates information on sequence, structure, and function of lipases, esterases, and related proteins. Sequence data on 806 protein entries are assigned to 38 homologous families, which are grouped into 16 superfamilies with no global sequence similarity between each other. For each(More)
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) can be degraded by many microorganisms using intra- or extracellular PHA depolymerases. PHA depolymerases are very diverse in sequence and substrate specificity, but share a common α/β-hydrolase fold and a catalytic triad, which is also found in other α/β-hydrolases. The PHA Depolymerase Engineering Database (DED,(More)
The single mutant F87A of cytochrome P-450 BM-3 from Bacillus megaterium was engineered by rational evolution to achieve improved hydroxylation activity for medium chain length substrates (C8-C10). Rational evolution combines rational design and directed evolution to overcome the drawbacks of these methods when applied individually. Based on the X-ray(More)
The synthesis of n-butanol and cinnamic alcohol esters of glucuronic acid and the esterification of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) with phenylbutyric acid was performed with lipase from Candida antarctica B (CAL-B, SP435) in a mainly solid-phase system. Products were obtained in 15 to 22 % yield. Computer modelling based on the structure of CAL-B was used to(More)
Shape and physico-chemical properties of the scissile fatty acid binding sites of six lipases and two serine esterases were analyzed and compared in order to understand the molecular basis of substrate specificity. All eight serine esterases and lipases have similar architecture and catalytic mechanism of ester hydrolysis, but different substrate(More)
Laccases and their homologues form the protein superfamily of multicopper oxidases (MCO). They catalyze the oxidation of many, particularly phenolic substances, and, besides playing an important role in many cellular activities, are of interest in biotechnological applications. The Laccase Engineering Database (LccED, http://www.lcced.uni-stuttgart.de) was(More)
Carboxylesterases containing the sequence motif GGGX catalyze the hydrolysis of esters of chiral tertiary alcohols, albeit with only low to moderate enantioselectivity, for three model substrates (linalyl acetate, methyl-1-pentin-1-yl acetate, 2-phenyl-3-butin-2-yl acetate). In order to understand the molecular mechanism of enantiorecognition and to improve(More)