Mor-Li Hartmann

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Genes that have been designated the name "MUC" code for proteins comprising mucin domains. These proteins may be involved in barrier and protective functions. The first such gene to be characterized and sequenced is the MUC1 gene. Here we report a novel small protein derived from the MUC1 gene by alternative splicing that does not contain the hallmark of(More)
AlgE4 is a mannuronan C5 epimerase converting homopolymeric sequences of mannuronate residues in alginates into mannuronate/guluronate alternating sequences. Treating alginates of different biological origin with AlgE4 resulted in different amounts of alternating sequences. Both ionically cross-linked alginate gels as well as alginic acid gels were prepared(More)
The interaction of two ruthenium(III) complexes exhibiting high anticancer activity, namely trans-indazolium(bisindazole)tetrachlororuthenate(III) (ru-ind) and trans-imidazolium(bisimidazole)tetrachlororuthenate(III) (ru-im), with human serum apotransferrin has been investigated through spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques with the ultimate goal of(More)
The Azotobacter vinelandii genome encodes a family of seven secreted Ca(2+)-dependent epimerases (AlgE1--7) catalyzing the polymer level epimerization of beta-D-mannuronic acid (M) to alpha-L-guluronic acid (G) in the commercially important polysaccharide alginate. AlgE1--7 are composed of two types of protein modules, A and R, and the A-modules have(More)
Two novel genes, aroF and aroG, from the filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans were isolated and the regulative fine-tuning between the encoded, differentially regulated 3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate-7-phosphate (DAHP) synthases was analyzed. A wide range of DAHP synthase isoenzymes of various organisms are known, but only a few have been characterized(More)
Activity of the tyrosine-inhibitable 3-deoxy-d-arabino-heptulosonate-7-phosphate synthase (EC 4.1.2.15) from Saccharomyces cerevisiae that was encoded by the ARO4 gene cloned on a high-copy-number plasmid was enhanced 64-fold as compared to the wild-type. The enzyme was purified to apparent homogeneity from the strain that harbored this recombinant plasmid.(More)
Different polysaccharides containing D-mannose residues have been C-6-oxidized by a selective TEMPO-mediated hypohalite oxidation to obtain the corresponding uronans. These have been treated with various recombinant mannuronan C-5-epimerases and the resulting products were analyzed by 1H NMR spectroscopy. Oxidized konjac mannan could be epimerized to obtain(More)
3-Deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate-7-phosphate synthase (E.C. 4.1.2.15) catalyses the first step in the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids: the condensation of phophoenolpyruvate and erythrose 4-phosphate to 3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate-7-phosphate. Diffraction-quality crystals of the tyrosine-inhibitable form of the enzyme from Saccharomyces cerevisiae(More)
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