Peter Lindemann

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The peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor or recognition site (PBR) is a widely distributed transmembrane protein that is located mainly in the outer mitochondrial membrane. The PBR binds to high-affinity drug ligands and cholesterol. Many functions are associated directly or indirectly with the PBR, including the regulation of cholesterol transport and(More)
A key element in the regulation of mammalian steroid biosynthesis is the 18 kDa peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor (PBR), which mediates mitochondrial cholesterol import. PBR also possess an affinity to the tetrapyrrole metabolite protoporphyrin. The bacterial homolog to the mammalian PBR, the Rhodobacter TspO (CrtK) protein, was shown to be involved(More)
Lanatoside 15′-O-acetylesterase (LAE) from in-vitro-cultivated cells of Digitalis lanata Ehrh. was isolated and partially sequenced. The enzyme was extracted with citrate buffer from acetone dry powder. It was purified in a two-step chromatographical procedure including Phenyl Sepharose hydrophobic interaction chromatography followed by CM Sepharose(More)
The mitochondrial 18kDa peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor (PBR), a high affinity cholesterol binding protein, has been shown to interact with protoporphyrin IX (PPIX) and this interaction was assumed to be involved in the regulation of heme biosynthesis and porphyrin-based photodynamic therapy in cancer. In order to test this hypothesis recombinant(More)
Maize (Zea mays L.) leaves damaged by lepidopteran herbivores emit a complex volatile blend that can attract natural enemies of the herbivores and may also have roles in direct defense and inter- or intra-plant signaling. The volatile blend is dominated by sesquiterpenes of which the majority is produced by two herbivore-induced terpene synthases, TPS10 and(More)
Defensive secretions of adult and larval Suocerathrips linguis (Phlaeothripidae, Thysanoptera) were found to contain a long-chained acetate, (11Z)-11,19-eicosadienyl acetate, that was not previously known to occur naturally. This substance occurred together with octadecyl acetate and other long-chained acetates. The eicosadienyl acetate repels ants and(More)
In Germany, plant extracts are often used in the treatment of early stages of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). The effects of different concentrations of the polysaccharide fraction of the 20% methanolic extract of stinging nettle roots (POLY-M) on the cellular proliferation of lymph node carcinoma of the prostate (LNCaP) cells were determined by(More)
Delta(5)-3beta-Etaydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (Delta(5)-3beta-HSD; EC 1.1.1.145), an enzyme converting pregn-5-ene-3beta-ol-20-one (pregnenolone) to pregn-5-ene-3,20-dione (isoprogesterone), was isolated from the soluble fraction of suspension-cultured cells of Digitalis lanata L. strain VIII. Starting with acetone dry powder the enzyme was purified in(More)
Δ5-3β-Ηydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (Δ5-3β-HSD; EC 1.1.1.145), an enzyme converting pregn-5-ene-3β-ol-20-one (pregnenolone) to pregn-5-ene-3,20-dione (isoprogesterone), was isolated from the soluble fraction of suspension-cultured cells of Digitalis lanata L. strain VIII. Starting with acetone dry powder the enzyme was purified in three steps using column(More)
Two dibasic esters, the dimethyl ester of hexanedioic acid (dimethyl adipate, DBE-6) and the dimethyl ester of pentanedioic acid (dimethyl glutarate, DBE-5) were found in head-thorax extracts of male Echinothrips americanus. DBE-5 induced abdomen wagging and raising in males and females, which is typically exhibited when encountering a male. DBE-6 was(More)