Jens Schumann

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Creatinase (creatine amidinohydrolase, EC 3.5.3.3) from Pseudomonas putida is a homodimer of 45 kDa subunit molecular mass, the three-dimensional structure of which is known at 1.9 A resolution. Three point mutants, A109V, V355M, and V182I, as well as one double mutant combining A109V and V355M, and the triple mutant with all three replacements, were(More)
The hyperthermophilic eubacterium Thermotoga maritima uses starch as a substrate, without releasing amylase activity into the culture medium. The enzyme is associated with the 'toga'. Its expression level is too low to allow the isolation of the pure enzyme. Using cycloheptaamylose and acarbose affinity chromatography and common chromatographic procedures,(More)
A nucleic acid sequence based (NASBA) assay for the generic detection of enterovirus RNA in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples was developed and compared with an established reverse transcription/nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) protocol. The sensitivity of NASBA followed by detection of amplicons with a biotinylated oligonucleotide probe was < or =(More)
Creatinase (creatine amidinohydrolase, EC 3.5.3.3), a homodimer of 45 kDa subunit molecular mass, shows only limited functional stability, and is inaccessible to reconstitution after preceding deactivation, denaturation and dissociation. The enzyme has been characterized regarding its native and denatured states. Studying its unfolding characteristics in(More)
Far-UV irradiation of Bacteroides fragilis cells under anaerobic conditions resulted in the induction of a new 95,000-molecular-weight protein and the increased synthesis of two proteins with molecular weights of 90,000 and 70,000. The latter two proteins were synthesized in small amounts in unirradiated cells. The induction of a 37,000- to(More)
A new multispecific cytosine-C5-DNA-methyltransferase (C5-MTase), M.BssHII, was identified in Bacillus stearothermophilus H3. The M.BssHII gene was cloned and sequenced. The amino acid sequence deduced shows the characteristic building plan of a C5-MTase. By sequencing bisulfite-treated DNA methylated by M.BssHII and by restriction enzyme analysis, we(More)
A regulatory sequence in the gamma subunit of the F0F1-ATPase complex of higher plant chloroplasts, responsible for so-called thiol modulation, is absent in the corresponding polypeptides of the cyanobacterial complexes analysed so far. We have modified the atpC gene encoding this gamma subunit in Synechocystis 6803 by site-directed mutagenesis. A segment(More)
In a previous paper, we published the sequence of a P-type ATPase gene from Synechocystis 6803 [Geisler et al. (1993) J. Mol. Biol. 234, 1284] which showed significant homologies to eukaryotic calcium ATPases. To investigate the specificity and activities of this plasma membrane-bound enzyme, we expressed the slightly modified gene in an ATPase deficient E.(More)
We have sequenced the Rhodobacter capsulatus nifH and nifD genes. The nifH gene, which codes for the dinitrogenase reductase protein, is 894 bp long and codes for a polypeptide of predicted Mr 32,412. The nifD gene, which codes for the alpha subunit of dinitrogenase, is 1,500 bp long and codes for a protein of predicted Mr 56,113. A 776-bp BglII-XhoI(More)