Kathrin Meissner

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Thermotoga maritima XynA is an extremely thermostable modular enzyme with five domains (A1-A2-B-C1-C2). Its catalytic domain (-B-) is flanked by duplicated non-catalytic domains. The C-terminal repeated domains represent cellulose-binding domains (CBDs). Xylanase domains related to the N-terminal domains of XynA (A1-A2) are called thermostabilizing domains(More)
Toxic strains of Microcystis aeruginosa produce cyclic heptatoxins (microcystins) that are believed to be synthesized non-ribosomally by peptide synthetases. We analysed toxin-producing and non-toxic strains of M. aeruginosa with respect to the presence of DNA sequences potentially encoding peptide synthetases. Hybridizations of genomic DNA of various M.(More)
We describe an in vitro system for detection of topoisomerase activity from lysed mitochondria. Mitochondria were isolated from a suspension of cultured Chenopodium album cells. We observed a high activity in relaxation of negatively supercoiled DNA (pBR322). Addition of ATP had no effect on the activity. Topoisomers obtained from negatively supercoiled DNA(More)
We analyzed the structure and replication of the mitochondrial (mt) circular DNA plasmid mp1 (1309 bp) from the higher plant Chenopodium album(L.). Two dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DE) revealed the existence of oligomers of up to a decamer in addition to the prevailing monomeric form. The migration behavior of cut replication intermediates during 2DE(More)
SUMMARY The Helmholtz Network for Bioinformatics (HNB) is a joint venture of eleven German bioinformatics research groups that offers convenient access to numerous bioinformatics resources through a single web portal. The 'Guided Solution Finder' which is available through the HNB portal helps users to locate the appropriate resources to answer their(More)
A sensitive non-isotopic assay for specific detection of reverse transcriptase (RT) of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is described using 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine triphosphate (BrdUTP) instead of tritiated thymidine triphosphate. After the RT reaction the template primer is degraded by alkaline hydrolysis. Single-stranded poly.(BrdU) is(More)
Evolutionary relationship between disjunct populations of the palaeoaustral moss taxonLopidium concinnum (Hypopterygiaceae) from New Zealand and southern South America were studied using non-coding chloroplast DNA sequences. No or only slight changes could be observed within the sequences oftrnTUGU —trnLUAA 5′exon intergenic spacer,trnLUAA intron andtrnLUAA(More)
An antiserum prepared against a glycoprotein (GP37) extracted from the upper epidermal layers, was used to stain frozen sections of human oral mucosa, normal and abnormal skin by an indirect immunofluorescence technique. On normal human epidermis, this antiserum mainly reacted with the cytoplasm of granular cells, whereas on buccal mucosa the recognized(More)
A DNA polymerase activity from mitochondria of the dicotyledonous angiosperm Chenopodium album L. was purified almost 9000 fold by successive column chromatography steps on DEAE cellulose, heparin agarose and ssDNA cellulose. The enzyme was characterized as a gamma-class polymerase, based on its resistance to inhibitors of the nuclear DNA polymerase alpha(More)