Phillipp Richter

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The light-harvesting complex I (LHI) of Rhodobacter capsulatus is an oligomer of basic subunits each consisting of the two different pigment-binding polypeptides LHI alpha and LHI beta, encoded by the pufA (LHI alpha) and pufB (LHI beta) genes. Pulse-labeling experiments showed that in the presence of the LHI alpha polypeptide, the LHI beta polypeptide was(More)
The NH2 termini of light-harvesting complex I (LHI) polypeptides alpha and beta of Rhodobacter capsulatus are thought to be involved in the assembly of the LHI complex. For a more detailed study of the role of the NH2-terminal segment of the LHI alpha protein in insertion into the intracytoplasmic membrane (ICM) of R. capsulatus, amino acids 6 to 8, 9 to(More)
Trp-8 and Pro-13 of the Rhodobacter capsulatus light-harvesting (LH) I alpha polypeptide are highly conserved among LHI and LHII alpha proteins of several species of the Rhodospirillaceae. Exchange of Trp-8 and Pro-13 to other amino acyl residues similar in structure and/or hydrophobicity indicates that Trp-8 is involved in the insertion of the LHI alpha(More)
The Escherichia coli somatic pilus, 987P, has been purified after removal by homogenization from a 987P+ enterotoxigenic E. coli. Cell-free pili were precipitated by the addition of MgCl2, collected, and dissolved in MgCl2-free buffer. Five cycles of precipitation and dissolving resulted in a preparation of 987P that was judged to be homogeneous based on(More)
Molecular probes are widely used tools in chemical biology that allow tracing of bioactive metabolites and selective labeling of proteins and other biomacromolecules. A common structural motif for such probes consists of a reporter that can be attached by copper(I)-catalyzed 1,2,3-triazole formation between terminal alkynes and azides to a reactive(More)
DNA repair-deficient (xeroderma pigmentosum group A (XPA)) and DNA repair-proficient (normal) human skin fibroblasts were genetically engineered by transformation with a controllable human cytochrome P450 (CYP)1A1 expression vector. Induction of CYP1A1 enabled these cells to metabolize (+/-)-benzo[a]pyrene-trans-7,8-dihydrodiol (BPD) into a potent(More)
Urokinase was purified by affinity chromatography using 6-amino-naththamidine-(2), a new specific ligand based on the urokinase inhibitor beta-naphthamidine. Urokinase was firmly bound at pH 7.0 and could be eluted at pH 3.0. The protein which passed the column at pH 7.0 without being bound did not contain any urokinase activity. This is an important(More)