Kerstin Nagel

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Representatives of Actinobacteria were isolated from the marine sponge Halichondria panicea collected from the Baltic Sea (Germany). For the first time, a comprehensive investigation was performed with regard to phylogenetic strain identification, secondary metabolite profiling, bioactivity determination, and genetic exploration of biosynthetic genes,(More)
The present study examines the effects of ethanol (ETOH), dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), and acetone on zebrafish embryos and the implications of the observed results on the use of these solvents to zebrafish early life stage tests. The embryos were exposed to different concentrations (0.0, 0.0001, 0.001, 0.01, 0.1, 0.05, 1, 1.5, and 2.0% v/v) of the respective(More)
A new benz[a]anthracene derivative called mayamycin (1) was identified in cultures of Streptomyces sp. strain HB202, which was isolated from the marine sponge Halichondria panicea and selected because of its profound antibiotic activity. The ability to produce aromatic polyketides was indicated by genetic analyses, demonstrating the presence of a type II(More)
In the search for novel bioactive compounds from sponge-derived microorganisms, we have recently identified two structurally and biosynthetically unprecedented fungal metabolites, the novel-type alkaloids sorbicillactone A and sorbicillactone B. Sorbicillactone A is active against leukemia cells without showing notable cytotoxicity. Therefore, we have(More)
Bacteria associated with the marine macroalga Laminaria saccharina, collected from the Kiel Fjord (Baltic Sea, Germany), were isolated and tested for antimicrobial activity. From a total of 210 isolates, 103 strains inhibited the growth of at least one microorganism from the test panel including Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria as well as a yeast.(More)
Four new gamma-pyrones, nocapyrones A-D (1-4), were isolated from an organic extract of the Nocardiopsis strain HB383, which was isolated from the marine sponge Halichondria panicea. These are the first gamma-pyrones reported from a Nocardiopsis strain. The structures were elucidated on the basis of one- and two-dimensional NMR experiments and supported by(More)
Geranylphenazinediol (1), a new phenazine natural product, was produced by the Streptomyces sp. strain LB173, which was isolated from a marine sediment sample. The structure was established by analysis of NMR and MS data. 1 inhibited the enzyme acetylcholinesterase in the low micromolar range and showed weak antibacterial activity. In order to get a more(More)
The elongation factor G (EF-G) is responsible for the translocation of the ribosome along the mRNA chain. Under in vitro conditions, EF-G exhibits a very active uncoupled GTPase activity which is dependent on the presence of ribosomes and is modulated by mRNA-dependent binding of tRNA. In the absence of tRNA, uncoupled EF-G GTPase is inhibited by initiation(More)
A cadmium-tolerant population of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was derived from a Cd-sensitive cell wall-deficient strain by long-term selection in liquid culture. A comparison of Cd-sensitive and Cd-tolerant cells revealed that Cd tolerance was due to genetically determined alterations of metabolism rather than to increased efficiency of a detoxification(More)