Peter Rössler

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Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are essential membrane components in higher eukaryotes and are the precursors of many lipid-derived signaling molecules. Here, pathways for PUFA synthesis are described that do not require desaturation and elongation of saturated fatty acids. These pathways are catalyzed by polyketide synthases (PKSs) that are distinct(More)
From rat circumvallate papillae a novel phospholipase C (PLC) subtype has been cloned and identified as most closely related to human PLC beta2. The corresponding mRNA was only detected in sensory lingual tissue but not in non-taste lingual tissue or any other tissues examined by Northern blot analysis. In situ hybridization revealed that a subset of taste(More)
In species representing different levels of vertebrate evolution, olfactory receptor genes have been identified by molecular cloning techniques. Comparing the deduced amino-acid sequences revealed that the olfactory receptor gene family of Rana esculenta resembles that of Xenopus laevis, indicating that amphibians in general may comprise two classes of(More)
Mature olfactory receptor neurons of mammals are characterized by the expression of the highly conserved olfactory marker protein (OMP) encoded by single copy genes. In Xenopus laevis, two homologous genes encoding olfactory marker proteins have been identified that share a sequence identity with mammalian OMPs of about 50%. Sequence comparison revealed(More)
A coordinated expression of tissue- and cell-specific genes during development is required to establish the complex functional organization of the vertebrate olfactory system. Owing to the unique features of its olfactory system and the well-characterized phases of its development, Xenopus laevis was chosen as a model organism to study the onset and the(More)
The present study indicates that male rat urinary components in female rat vomeronasal organ microvillar preparations not only induce a rapid and transient IP(3) signal, but in addition, the level of cAMP decreases with a delayed and sustained time course. This decrease seems to be a consequence of the preceding activation of the phosphoinositol pathway(More)
G protein betagamma (Gbetagamma) complexes are considered to play an important role in second messenger signaling of phospholipase C (PLC). Monitoring the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP(3)) response in circumvallate tissue homogenates upon stimulation with denatonium benzoate, it was demonstrated that a glutathione S-transferase-GRK3ct fusion protein-a(More)
1Business Unit of High Performance Image Processing, Austrian Research Centers Gmbh (ARC), 2444 Seibersdorf, Austria 2Department of Embedded Systems, University of Applied Sciences, Höchstädtplatz 5, 1200 Vienna, Austria 3 Institute of Computer Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Gußhausstraße 27-29/E384, 1040 Vienna, Austria 4Oregano Systems –(More)
Requirements for contemporary print inspection systems for industrial applications include, among others, high throughput, examination of fine details of the print, and inspection from various perspectives and different spectral sensitivity. Therefore, an optical inspection system for such tasks has to be equipped with several high-speed/highresolution(More)