Jonas Ahlers

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The amounts of the polyamines putrescine, spermine and spermidine as well as the Na,K-ATPase activity have been determined in the developing chick brain. The amounts of spermine and spermidine per gram fresh weight do not change significantly, the amount of putrescine declines until the 17th day of incubation after which an increase takes place. Spermine(More)
1. The effects of several phenols, anilines and aliphatic alcohols on yeast plasma membrane H(+)-ATPase and purine transport system as well as on Na+, K(+)-ATPase and adenosine uptake by Chinese hamster ovary cells (CHO) were investigated. 2. In all cases an inhibition was observed, which could be correlated with the octanol/water partition coefficients of(More)
The action of a series of tetraphenylborate ion (TPB) derivatives on yeast cells was studied by electro-rotation of the pre-treated cells. TPB derivatives in which all four phenyl groups were substituted with fluorine, chlorine or trifluoromethyl were much more toxic than the unsubstituted compound, the effect increasing dramatically with increasing size of(More)
The H(+)-ATPase of the plasma membrane from Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been isolated, purified and reconstituted into asolectin liposomes. The kinetics of ATP hydrolysis have been compared for the H(+)-ATPase in the plasma membrane, in a protein/lipid/detergent micelle (isolated enzyme) and in asolectin proteoliposomes (reconstituted enzyme). In all three(More)
Secretion of the immunosuppressive cytokine interleukin (IL) 10 by effector T cells is an essential mechanism of self-limitation during infection. However, the transcriptional regulation of IL-10 expression in proinflammatory T helper (Th) 1 cells is insufficiently understood. We report a crucial role for the transcriptional regulator Blimp-1, induced by(More)
  • J Ahlers
  • 1981
The reaction of plasma membrane ATPase from yeast with Mg2+ and Mg X ATP was studied in a temperature range of 10-30 degrees C. The random mechanism of activation by Mg2+ and the pseudocompetitive inhibition at higher concentrations was not altered when the temperature was varied, nor were the kinetic constants representing substrate binding. However, at(More)
The Na+/K+-ATPase of Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells, a plasma membrane bound protein was used as a test system to evaluate the toxicity of several phenol derivatives on membranes. Taking only 2 physico-chemical parameters into consideration, viz., the logarithm of the octanol/water partition coefficient as an indicator for the lipophilicity and the(More)
Whole cells and isolated membranes of the marine bacterium MB22 converted nucleotides present in the external medium rapidly into nucleosides and then into bases. Nucleosides and purine bases formed were taken up by distinct transport systems. We found a high-affinity common transport system for adenine, guanine, and hypoxanthine, with a Km of 40 nM. This(More)