Markus Hartl

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The c-myc protooncogene encodes the Myc transcription factor, a global regulator of fundamental cellular processes. Deregulation of c-myc leads to tumorigenesis, and c-myc is an important driver in human cancer. Myc and its dimerization partner Max are bHLH-Zip DNA binding proteins involved in transcriptional regulation of target genes. Non-transcriptional(More)
Jasmonic acid and its derivatives (jasmonates [JAs]) play central roles in floral development and maturation. The binding of jasmonoyl-L-isoleucine (JA-Ile) to the F-box of CORONATINE INSENSITIVE1 (COI1) is required for many JA-dependent physiological responses, but its role in anthesis and pollinator attraction traits remains largely unexplored. Here, we(More)
Chemical modification can significantly enrich the structural and functional repertoire of ribonucleic acids and endow them with new outstanding properties. Here, we report the syntheses of novel 2'-azido cytidine and 2'-azido guanosine building blocks and demonstrate their efficient site-specific incorporation into RNA by mastering the synthetic challenge(More)
One of the most important scientific discoveries in the recent past concerns RNA interference (RNAi), which is a post-tran-scriptional gene-silencing mechanism induced by small interfering RNA (siRNA) and micro-RNA (miRNA). [1] RNAi has opened up new avenues in the development of siRNA and miRNA as therapeutic agents for various diseases. [2] The reason for(More)
The oncogenic bHLH-LZ transcription factor Myc forms binary complexes with its binding partner Max. These and other bHLH-LZ-based protein-protein interactions (PPI) in the Myc-Max network are essential for the physiological and oncogenic activities of Myc. We have generated a genetically determined and highly specific protein-fragment complementation assay(More)
The myc protooncogene encodes the Myc transcription factor which is the essential part of the Myc-Max network controlling fundamental cellular processes. Deregulation of myc leads to tumorigenesis and is a hallmark of many human cancers. We have recently identified homologs of myc (myc1, myc2) and max in the early diploblastic cnidarian Hydra and have(More)
Beside their central function in respiration plant mitochondria play important roles in diverse processes such as redox homeostasis, provision of precursor molecules for essential biosynthetic pathways, and programmed cell death. These different functions require the organelle to communicate with the rest of the cell by perceiving, transducing, and emitting(More)
Electron detachment dissociation (EDD) is an emerging mass spectrometry (MS) technique for the primary structure analysis of peptides, carbohydrates, and oligonucleotides. Herein, we explore the potential of EDD for sequencing of proteins of up to 147 amino acid residues by using top-down MS. Sequence coverage ranged from 72% for Melittin, which lacks(More)
Labeled RNA becomes increasingly important for molecular diagnostics and biophysical studies on RNA with its diverse interaction partners, which range from small metabolites to large macromolecular assemblies, such as the ribosome. Here, we introduce a fast synthesis path to 3'-terminal 2'-O-(2-azidoethyl) modified oligoribonucleotides for subsequent(More)