Rainer Stuermer

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The asymmetric bioreduction of alkenes bearing an electron-withdrawing group using flavin-dependent enzymes from the 'old yellow enzyme' family at the expense of NAD(P)H yields the corresponding non-racemic alkanes going in hand with the creation of up to two chiral carbon centres. To avoid external cofactor recycling, this intriguing biotransformation was(More)
Enantiomerically pure amino acids, amino alcohols, amines, alcohols, and epoxides play an increasingly important role as intermediates in the pharmaceutical industry and agrochemistry, where both a high degree of purity and large quantities of the compounds are required. The chemical industry has primarily relied upon established chemical methods for the(More)
LuxR is the 3-oxohexanoyl-homoserine lactone (3OC6HSL)-dependent transcriptional activator of the prototypical acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL) quorum-sensing system of Vibrio fischeri. Wild-type LuxR exhibits no response to butanoyl-HSL (C4HSL) in quantitative bioassays at concentrations of up to 1 microM; a previously described LuxR variant (LuxR-G2E)(More)
[reaction: see text] Biocatalytic racemization of a range of aliphatic, (aryl)aliphatic, and aromatic alpha-hydroxycarboxylic acids was accomplished by using whole resting cells of a range of Lactobacillus spp. The mild (physiological) reaction conditions ensured an essentially "clean" isomerization in the absence of side reactions, such as elimination or(More)
Optically active titanium complexes Tieta5:eta1-C5R4SiMe2NC6H10 (OCH2Ph)-2Cl2 (R = H, Me), containing a cyclopentadienyl ligand linked to the chiral trans-2-benzyloxycyclohexylamido group, were synthesized and characterized in both enantiomerically pure forms. A single crystal X-ray structure analysis of (-)-(R, R)-Tieta5:eta1-C5H4SiMe2NC6H10(OCH2Ph)-2Cl2(More)
Industrially important enzyme classes such as hydrolases and dehydrogenases are often not amenable to laboratory evolution methods due to a lack of sensitive and reliable high-throughput screening (HTS) systems. We developed a conceptually novel and technically simple high-throughput screening system based on detection of volatile aldehydes with the(More)
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