Markus F. Templin

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BACKGROUND More than 100 different human papillomaviruses (HPVs) can cause proliferative diseases, many of which are malignant, such as cervical cancer. HPV serology is complex because infection and disease lead to distinct type-specific antibody responses. Using bead-based technology, we have developed an assay platform that allows the simultaneous(More)
N-acetylmuramyl-L-alanine amidases are widely distributed among bacteria. However, in Escherichia coli, only one periplasmic amidase has been described until now, which is suggested to play a role in murein recycling. Here, we report that three amidases, named AmiA, B and C, exist in E. coli and that they are involved in splitting of the murein septum(More)
A deletion in the structural gene for the soluble lytic transglycosylase, the predominant murein hydrolase in the soluble fraction of Escherichia coli, has been constructed. The mutant grows normally but exhibits increased sensitivity toward mecillinam, a beta-lactam specific for penicillin-binding protein 2. In the presence of furazlocillin or other(More)
Using the known mapping position the gene encoding a beta-1, 4-N-acetylglucosaminidase needed for the degradation of muropeptides could be identified. nagZ encodes a cytosolic enzyme active on N-actylglucosamyl-beta-1,4-(1,6)-anhydromuramic acid containing muropeptides. These degradation products of the peptidoglycan are formed during the enlargement of the(More)
Cancer is caused by a complex pattern of molecular perturbations. To understand the biology of cancer, it is thus important to look at the activation state of key proteins and signaling networks. The limited amount of available sample material from patients and the complexity of protein expression patterns make the use of traditional protein analysis(More)
Protein microarray technology facilitates the detection and quantification of hundreds of binding reactions in one reaction from a minute amount of sample. Proof-of-concept studies have shown that the set-up of sensitive assay systems based on protein arrays is possible, however, the lack of specific capture reagents limits their use. Therefore, the(More)
The first gene of a family of prokaryotic proteases with a specificity for L,D-configured peptide bonds has been identified in Escherichia coli. The gene named ldcA encodes a cytoplasmic L, D-carboxypeptidase, which releases the terminal D-alanine from L-alanyl-D-glutamyl-meso-diaminopimelyl-D-alanine containing turnover products of the cell wall polymer(More)
After the completion of the human genome sequencing project, DNA microarrays and sophisticated bioinformatics platforms give scientists a global view of biological systems. In today's proteome era, efforts are undertaken to adapt microarray technology in order to analyse the expression of a large number of proteins simultaneously and screen entire genomes(More)
The gene for a novel endotype membrane-bound lytic transglycosylase, emtA, was mapped at 26.7 min of the E. coli chromosome. EmtA is a lipoprotein with an apparent molecular mass of 22kDa. Overexpression of the emtA gene did not result in bacteriolysis in vivo, but the enzyme was shown to hydrolyze glycan strands isolated from murein by amidase treatment.(More)
OBJECTIVE Monolayer expansion of human articular chondrocytes (HACs) is known to result in progressive dedifferentiation of the chondrocytes and loss of their stable cartilage formation capacity in vivo. For an optimal outcome of chondrocyte-based repair strategies, HACs capable of ectopic cartilage formation may be required. This study was undertaken to(More)