Johannes Hutzler

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Fibroblasts grown in tissue culture from the skin of normal subjects have lysine-ketoglutarate reductase activity (lysine: alpha-ketoglutarate: triphosphopyridine nucleotide (TPNH) oxidoreductase (epsilon-N-[L-glutaryl-2]-L-lysine forming)). The activity of the enzyme is considerably reduced in the skin fibroblasts grown from three siblings with(More)
Lysine-ketoglutarate reductase (saccharopine dehydrogenase (NADP+, lysine-forming) EC from human liver has been partially purified and characterized. A spectrophotometric assay is described. The Michaelis constants have been determined for lysine (1.5-10-3 M), alpha-ketoglutarate (1-10-3 M) and NADPH (8-10-5 M). The pH optimum is 7.8. The enzyme is(More)
O-mannosylation is a crucial protein modification in eukaryotes that is initiated by the essential family of protein O-mannosyltransferases (PMTs). Here we demonstrate that in the model yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae rhodanine-3-acetic acid derivatives affect members of all PMT subfamilies. Specifically, we used OGT2468 to analyse genome-wide(More)
A method is described for the quantitative assay of pipecolic acid in biological fluids using column chromatography, with acid ninhydrin for color development. The technique permits measurement of plasma pipecolic acid in normal individuals with blood samples of 1 ml. The mean value in 29 pediatric patients, aged 4 months to 17 years, hospitalized with a(More)
BACKGROUND The mode of action of the grass herbicides cinmethylin and 5-benzyloxymethyl-1,2-isoxazolines substituted with methylthiophene (methiozolin) or pyridine (ISO1, ISO2) was investigated. RESULTS Physiological profiling using a series of biotests and metabolic profiling in treated duckweed (Lemna paucicostata L.) suggested a common mode of action(More)
The plasma pipecolic acid concentration in two newborn infants with Zellweger syndrome at ages 4 and 10 days were 7.8 and 7.7 microM. Reported concentrations from this laboratory for normal newborn infants averaged 12 microM +/- 5.6 (SD). Both patients had the facies and severe hypotonia characteristic of the disease. Autopsy examination at age 6 days in(More)
Ten patients with familial hyperlysinemia with lysine-ketoglutarate reductase deficiency, identified through newborn screening programs or family surveys, were selected for review. Ages ranged from 2 to 24 years when last examined. A low-protein diet had been administered to two patients, which reduced the plasma lysine levels from 20 mg per dl or more to(More)
An infant with neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy experienced extreme hypotonia and virtually continuous convulsions at four months of age and died. Light and electron microscopic examination revealed evidence of myopathy and the presence of mitochondrial inclusions. Concentrations of very long-chain fatty acids were elevated in blood and fibroblasts and the(More)