Max Koltzscher

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S100 proteins are EF hand type Ca2+ binding proteins thought to function in stimulus-response coupling by binding to and thereby regulating cellular targets in a Ca2+-dependent manner. To isolate such target(s) of the S100P protein we devised an affinity chromatography approach that selects for S100 protein ligands requiring the biologically active S100(More)
Ca(2+)-binding proteins of the S100 family participate in intracellular Ca(2+) signaling by binding to and regulating specific cellular targets in their Ca(2+)-loaded conformation. Because the information on specific cellular targets of different S100 proteins is still limited, we developed an affinity approach that selects for protein targets only binding(More)
OBJECTIVES Bacterial cultivation is a well-established method for analyzing plaque samples. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a novel rapid method for the identification and quantification of periodontopathogenic bacteria that has been recently introduced. In this study, we compared real-time PCR with conventional anaerobic cultivation. METHOD(More)
S100 proteins are small dimeric members of the EF-hand superfamily of Ca(2+) binding proteins thought to participate in mediating intracellular Ca(2+) signals by binding to and thereby regulating target proteins in a Ca(2+)-dependent manner. As dimer formation is crucial to S100 function, we applied a yeast two-hybrid approach in analyzing in vivo molecular(More)
BACKGROUND The outcome of microbiological diagnostics may depend on the sampling technique. It was the aim of the present study to compare two widely used sampling techniques for subgingival bacteria using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. METHODS Twenty patients with chronic periodontitis were randomized into two groups. In group A,(More)
The present study compared the recovery of six periodontal pathogens by paper point samples from two different aspects of periodontal lesions by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Twenty patients with untreated chronic periodontitis were randomized into two groups. Before subgingival instrumentation and after 10 weeks samples in group A(More)
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