Katrin Bortlik

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Fructans play an important role in assimilate partitioning and possibly in stress tolerance in many plant families. Sucrose:fructan 6-fructosyltransferase (6-SFT), an enzyme catalyzing the formation and extension of beta-2,6-linked fructans typical of grasses, was purified from barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). It occurred in two closely similar isoforms with(More)
Sucrose:sucrose 6-fructosyltransferase, an enzyme activity recently identified in fructan-accumulating barley (Hordeum vulgare) leaves, was further characterized. The purified enzyme catalyzed the transfer of a fructosyl group from sucrose to various acceptors. It displayed some [beta]-fructosidase (invertase) activity, indicating that water could act as(More)
Chronic activation of angiotensin II (ANGII) and matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) during hypertension contributes to increased aortic stiffness. We studied signalling mechanisms employed by ANGII in the regulation of latent (pro-) and active forms of MMP-2 in rat aortic endothelial and smooth muscle cells, along with isolated rat aorta. Using western(More)
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