Jan T. Horstmann

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A novel metallocarboxypeptidase inhibitor was isolated from the medical leech Hirudo medicinalis. Amino acid sequence analysis provided a nearly complete primary structure. which was subsequently verified and completed by cDNA cloning using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction/rapid amplification of cDNA end techniques. The inhibitor, called LCI(More)
A method is described that permits the isolation of mutants that are defective in mitochondrial respiration. The techniques of inositol-less death and overlay with 2,3,5-triphenyl-2H-tetrazolium chloride are utilized to select for mutant colonies. Colonies that survive inositol-less death and fail to reduce the tetrazolium dye are then tested(More)
Diethynyldiphenylsilane (1) and divinyldiphenylsilane (2) were functionalized by hydrosilylation reactions with HSiMe2Cl, HSiMeCl2 and HSiCl3. Fluorination of the resulting compounds generates bidentate open-chain Lewis acids of increasing acidity. All semi-flexible [Ph2Si(CH[double bond, length as m-dash]CHSiFnMe3-n)2 (n = 1, 2, 3)] and flexible(More)
Recent experiments on flapping flight in animals have shown that a variety of unrelated species shed a wake behind left and right wings consisting of both tip and root vortices. Here we present an investigation using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) of the behaviour and interaction of trailing vortices shed by paired, fixed wings that simplify and mimic the(More)
1,8-Bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene (1,8-BPEA) was synthesized by a twofold Kumada cross-coupling reaction. The molecular structure of 1,8-BPEA was determined using a combination of gas-phase electron diffraction (GED), mass spectrometry (MS), quantum chemical calculations (QC) and single-crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD). Five rotamers of the molecule with(More)
Bidentate gallium Lewis acids were prepared by the reaction of diethynyldiphenylsilane with neat trimethyl- or triethylgallium. Bis[(dimethylgallyl)ethynyl]diphenylsilane (1) and diethylgallyl derivative 2 were characterized as Et2 O or pyridine adducts by NMR spectroscopy; 2⋅2Py was isolated. Lewis acids 1 and 2 form host-guest adducts with bidentate(More)
Because of their initial appearance on extremities, malignant melanomas lend themselves to isolated chemotherapeutic perfusions. Perfusion is attractive because one can deliver effective cytotoxic drugs without systemic toxicity. We are reviewing 20 patients treated between 1960 and 1973 with isolated perfusion. Melphalan (L-phenylalanine mustard) was the(More)
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