Karla Werner

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High amino acid coverage labeling of the mammalian G protein coupled receptors (GPCR) rhodopsin was established with 15N and 15N/13C isotopes. Rhodopsin was expressed at preparative scale in HEK293S cells and studied in full-length by NMR spectroscopy in detergent micelle solution. This resulted in the assignment and detailed study of the dynamic properties(More)
Rhodopsin is the visual pigment of the vertebrate rod photoreceptor cell and is the only member of the G protein coupled receptor family for which a crystal structure is available. Towards the study of dynamics in rhodopsin, we report NMR-spectroscopic investigations of alpha,epsilon-15N-tryptophan labeled rhodopsin in detergent micelles and reconstituted(More)
BLUF-domain-comprising photoreceptors sense blue light by utilizing FAD as a chromophore. The ycgF gene product of Escherichia coli is composed of a N-terminal BLUF domain and a C-terminal EAL domain, with the latter postulated to catalyze c-di-GMP hydrolysis. The linkage between these two domains involves a predominantly helical segment. Its role on the(More)
Heteronuclear high-resolution NMR spectroscopy was employed to determine the solution structure of the excisionase protein (Xis) from the lambda-like bacteriophage HK022 and to study its sequence-specific DNA interaction. As wild-type Xis was previously characterized as a generally unstable protein, a biologically active HK022 Xis mutant with a single amino(More)
The mammalian visual dim-light photoreceptor rhodopsin is considered a prototype G protein-coupled receptor. Here, we characterize the kinetics of its light-activation process. Milligram quantities of α,ε-(15)N-labeled tryptophan rhodopsin were produced in stably transfected HEK293 cells. Assignment of the chemical shifts of the indole signals was achieved(More)
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