Luise Eckhardt-Strelau

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Saccharomyces cerevisiae Chs2 (chitin synthase 2) synthesizes the primary septum after mitosis is completed. It is essential for proper cell separation and is expected to be highly regulated. We have expressed Chs2 and a mutant lacking the N-terminal region in Pichia pastoris in an active form at high levels. Both constructs show a pH and cation dependence(More)
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is more prevalent today than at any other time in human history. Bedaquiline (BDQ), a novel Mycobacterium-specific adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthase inhibitor, is the first drug in the last 40 years to be approved for the treatment of MDR-TB. This bactericidal compound targets the membrane-embedded rotor(More)
Neuronal voltage-dependent K(+) channels of the delayed rectifier type consist of multiple Kv alpha subunit variants, which assemble as hetero- or homotetramers, together with four Kv beta auxiliary subunits. Direct structural information on these proteins has not been forthcoming due to the difficulty in isolating the native K(+) channels. We have(More)
We purified the F(o) complex from the Ilyobacter tartaricus Na(+)-translocating F(1)F(o)-ATP synthase and performed a biochemical and structural study. Laser-induced liquid bead ion desorption MS analysis demonstrates that all three subunits of the isolated F(o) complex were present and in native stoichiometry (ab(2)c(11)). Cryoelectron microscopy of 2D(More)
Mammalian SK proteins are Ca2+-activated K+ channels, which show a sub-20 pS conductance. We have expressed the SK2 variant gene in Pichia pastoris and found protein to be produced at considerably higher levels than in brain tissue. The channel was correctly folded as evidenced by its high affinity interaction with apamin, a specific ligand from bee venom.(More)
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