Jana Wünschmann

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Glutathionylation of compounds is an important reaction in the detoxification of electrophilic xenobiotics and in the biosynthesis of endogenous molecules. The glutathione conjugates (GS conjugates) are further processed by peptidic cleavage reactions. In animals and plants, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidases initiate the turnover by removal of the glutamate(More)
Xenobiotics are widely used as pesticides. The detoxification of xenobiotics frequently involves conjugation to glutathione prior to compartmentalization and catabolism. In plants, degradation of glutathione-S-conjugates is initiated either by aminoterminal or carboxyterminal amino acid cleavage catalyzed by a gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase and phytochelatin(More)
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae the pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) complex is regulated by reversible phosphorylation of its Pda1p subunit. We here provide evidence that Pda1p is phosphorylated by the mitochondrial kinase Yil042cp. Deletion of YOR090c, encoding a putative mitochondrial phosphatase, results in a decreased PDH activity, indicating that Yor090cp(More)
Phytochelatins (PCs) are cysteine-rich peptides that chelate heavy metal ions, thereby mediating heavy metal tolerance in plants, fission yeast, and Caenorhabditis elegans. They are synthesized from glutathione by PC synthase, a specific dipeptidyltransferase. While Saccharomyces cerevisiae synthesizes PCs upon exposure to heavy metal ions, the S.(More)
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