Jakob Biesterfeldt

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We identified hyaluronan synthase-2 (Has2) as a likely source of hyaluronan (HA) during embryonic development, and we used gene targeting to study its function in vivo. Has2(-/-) embryos lack HA, exhibit severe cardiac and vascular abnormalities, and die during midgestation (E9.5-10). Heart explants from Has2(-/-) embryos lack the characteristic(More)
The vaccinia virus E3L gene codes for double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) binding proteins which can prevent activation of the dsRNA-dependent, interferon-induced protein kinase PKR. Activated PKR has been shown to induce apoptosis in HeLa cells. HeLa cells infected with vaccinia virus with the E3L gene deleted have also been shown to undergo apoptosis, whereas(More)
  • X Lee, A Thompson, +6 authors N M Young
  • The Journal of biological chemistry
  • 1998
Maclura pomifera agglutinin is a tetrameric plant seed lectin with high affinity for the tumor-associated T-antigen disaccharide, Galbeta1,3GalNAcalpha, and hence for many O-linked glycopeptide structures. Unlike members of most lectin families, it lacks both metal ions and Cys residues. The structure of its complex with Galbeta1,3GalNAc was determined to(More)
The competitive N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist D-2-amino-5-phosphonopentanoate and two other five-atom linkage (C-5) omega-phosphono-alpha-amino acid analogs reduced [3H]glycine binding, in a dose-dependent manner, to a maximum of 45-55%, whereas seven-atom linkage (C-7) analogs had significantly less effect. The IC50 of the C-5 antagonists(More)
Hyaluronan is an extracellular matrix component implicated in expansion of the extracellular space, organization of supramolecular architecture, cell motility, proliferation, tumour metastases and wound healing. Hyaluronan is highly expressed in the developing heart but it is only a minor component of the mature heart. The loss of hyaluronan synthase-2(More)
A unique serine-protease inhibitor (serpin) of the blood fluke S. haematobium has been crystallized. It is an antitrypsin with an unusual residue (phenylalanine) at its reactive center. Unlike any known member of this gene family, it is a membrane-anchored protein on the surface of the parasite. The location of this serpin and immunological response to the(More)
A series of indole-2-carboxylates were prepared and evaluated for their ability to inhibit the binding at the strychnine-insensitive glycine receptor that is associated with the NMDA-PCP-glycine receptor complex. All of the compounds were selective for the glycine site relative to other sites on the receptor macrocomplex and several of the compounds in this(More)
This paper reports the primary sequence and refined crystal structure of Pseudomonas fluorescens holoazurin. The crystal structure has been determined by molecular replacement on the basis of the molecular model of azurin from Alcaligenes denitrificans, and refined by the method of molecular dynamics simulation and energy-restrained least-squares methods.(More)
In a global marketplace, UX research often needs to span multiple target markets to ensure usable products for all users. While there is some literature on methods for international UX research, less attention has been paid to practical aspects of planning and conducting multi-cultural research studies. In this paper, we provide suggestions for leading(More)