Markus Enders

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The high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein has a central role in immunological antitumour defense. Here we show that natural killer cell-derived HMGB1 directly eliminates cancer cells by triggering metabolic cell death. HMGB1 allosterically inhibits the tetrameric pyruvate kinase isoform M2, thus blocking glucose-driven aerobic respiration. This results(More)
The design of larger architectures from smaller molecular building blocks by element-element coupling reactions is one of the key concerns of synthetic chemistry, so a number of strategies were developed for this bottom-up approach. A general scheme is the coupling of two elements with opposing polarity or that of two radicals. Here, we show that a B-B(More)
After the crash of an airplane in Nepal in the year 2002, the dental status of the 14 European victims was examined at autopsy as well as after additional removal of the soft tissue and compared with antemortem findings which were available in 11 cases. Re-examination of all jaws showed that nine composite fillings and seven root fillings as well as one(More)
Colliding double deckers: Addition of zinc to a reaction mixture of [{Cp*RuCl}(4)]/pentamethyl-2,3-dihydro-1,3-diborole (C(3)B(2)Me(5)H) in THF leads to three known double- and triple-decker complexes of [C(3)B(2)Me(5)](-), and unexpectedly to the slipped triple-decker (see picture) with two fused diborole rings. The endo C--H bonds of two MeC--H groups(More)
Herein, we report on the synthesis, protonation, and coordination chemistry of chelating guanidine ligands with biphenyl, binaphthyl, and bipyridyl backbones. The ligands are shown to be proton sponges, and this protonation was studied experimentally and by using quantum-chemical calculations. Group 10 metal (Ni, Pd, and Pt) complexes with different(More)
High-spin Fe(II)-alkyl complexes with bis(pyridylimino)isoindolato ligands were synthesized and their paramagnetic (1)H and (13)C NMR spectra were analyzed comprehensively. The experimental (13)C-(1)H coupling values are temperature (T(-1))- as well as magnetic-field (B(2))-dependent and deviate considerably from typical scalar (1)J(CH) couplings constants.(More)
A unprecedented thermally induced rearrangement of 2-bromo-4-substituted oxazolines into 2-bromoisocyanates with high selectivity has been observed. Isolated yields of 85-90% were obtained with 2-bromo-4-phenyloxazoline, 2-bromo-4-isopropyloxazoline, or 2-bromo-4,4-dimethyloxazoline. In addition, chiral aziridinecarboxamides or 2-aminooxazolines could be(More)