Katharina Weinhäupl

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(13)C-α-ketoacid metabolic precursors of phenylalanine and tyrosine effectively enter the metabolism of a protein overexpressing E. coli strain to label Phe- and Tyr-residues devoid of any cross-labelling. The methodology gives access to highly selective labelling patterns as valuable tools in protein NMR spectroscopy without the need of (15)N-chiral amino(More)
AIMS The small molecule indirubin-3'-monoxime (I3MO) has been shown to inhibit vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation and neointima formation in vivo. The influence of I3MO on VSMC migration and vascular inflammation, two additional key players during the onset of atherosclerosis and restenosis, should be investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS We(More)
The addition of labeled α-ketoisovalerate to the growth medium of a protein-expressing host organism has evolved into a versatile tool to achieve concomitant incorporation of specific isotopes into valine- and leucine- residues. The resulting target proteins represent excellent probes for protein NMR analysis. However, as the sidechain resonances of these(More)
The neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL, also known as LCN2) and its cellular receptor (LCN2-R, SLC22A17) are involved in many physiological and pathological processes such as cell differentiation, apoptosis, and inflammation. These pleiotropic functions mainly rely on NGAL's siderophore-mediated iron transport properties. However, the(More)
Ensuring the correct folding of RNA molecules in the cell is of major importance for a large variety of biological functions. Therefore, chaperone proteins that assist RNA in adopting their functionally active states are abundant in all living organisms. An important feature of RNA chaperone proteins is that they do not require an external energy source to(More)
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