Marcello Gottschalk

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The genomic pectin methylesterase (PME)-encoding gene (pmeA) from Aspergillus niger strain RH5344 was cloned by probing a genomic DNA library with a cDNA coding for PME. The recombinant phage clone was isolated and a 6-kb HindIII fragment was subcloned and characterized. The gene consists of seven exons and six introns. The nucleotide sequences of the(More)
A 1319 bp long cDNA encoding for a polygalacturonase (EC from Aspergillus niger RH5344 comprises a single open reading frame of 1089 bp which includes the mature protein of 362 amino acids and an NH2-terminal signal peptide of 27 amino acids. The directly determined peptides of the mature polygalacturonase confirmed the sequence information(More)
We have cloned a gene encoding a polygalacturonase (PG) in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus niger RH5344. The structural gene comprises 1141 bp coding for 362 amino acids and the open reading frame is disrupted by one intron of 52 bp. Eukaryotic consensus sequences for transcription regulation are found only in deviated forms. The biological functionality(More)
A pectin methylesterase-encoding gene (pmeA)_has been cloned and transformed intoA. niger wild-type NRRL3. Transformants produced 20-fold more PME than the host strain. For studying the effects of different promoters on thepmeA expression two novel plasmids were constructed, in which thepmeA promoter was replaced by efficient promoters such as theA.(More)
The proton-conducting pathway of bacteriorhodopsin (BR) contains at least nine internal water molecules that are thought to be key players in the proton translocation mechanism. Here, we report the results of a multinuclear (1H, 2H, 17O) magnetic relaxation dispersion (MRD) study with the primary goal of determining the rate of exchange of these internal(More)
The 5S ribosomal RNA nucleotide sequences of five basidiomycetous fungi, Coleosporium tussilaginis , Gymnosporangium clavariaeforme , Puccinia poarum , Endophyllum sempervivi and Microstroma juglandis were determined. Despite high differentiation in their host spectra the four rust species are highly conserved with respect to their 5S rRna sequences, which(More)
The capsular polysaccharide (CPS) of Streptococcus suis serotype 2 was isolated, purified, chemically modified, and characterized. Sugar and absolute configuration analyses of the CPS gave the following composition: D-Gal, 3; D-Glc, 1; D-GlcNAc, 1; D-Neu5Ac, 1; L-Rha, 1. Sialic acid was found to be terminal, and the CPS was quantitatively desialylated by(More)
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