Ralf Hofestädt

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Today different database systems for molecular structures (genes and proteins) and metabolic pathways are available. All these systems are characterized by the static data representation. For progress in biotechnology, the dynamic representation of this data is important. The metabolism can be characterized as a complex biochemical network. Different models(More)
Suffix trees have been established as one of the most versatile index structures for unstructured string data like genomic sequences and other strings. In this work, our goal is the development of algorithms for the efficient construction of suffix trees for very large strings and their convenient storage regarding fast access when main memory is limited.(More)
A method to exploit hybrid Petri nets (HPN) for quantitatively modeling and simulating gene regulated metabolic networks is demonstrated. A global kinetic modeling strategy and Petri net modeling algorithm are applied to perform the bioprocess functioning and model analysis. With the model, the interrelations between pathway analysis and metabolic control(More)
Regarding molecular biology, we see an exponential growth of data and knowledge. Among others, this fact is reflected in more than 300 molecular databases which are readily available on the Internet. The usage of these data requires integration tools capable of complex information fusion processes. This paper will present a novel concept for user specific(More)
A significant part of cellular proteins undergo reversible thiol-dependent redox transitions which often control or switch protein functions. Thioredoxins and glutaredoxins constitute two key players in this redox regulatory protein network. Both interact with various categories of proteins containing reversibly oxidized cysteinyl residues. The(More)
RAMEDIS is a manually curated resource of human variations and corresponding phenotypes for rare metabolic diseases. The system is based on separate case reports that comprehensively describe various aspects of anonymous case study, e.g. molecular genetics, symptoms, lab findings, treatments, etc. Scientists are able to make use of the database by a simple(More)
Methods of biotechnology allow the analysis of molecular structures and molecular processes. Different molecular database systems are available which allow worldwide data access. Methods and concepts of bioinformatics are important for the analysis of these molecular data, which represent complex regulatory networks. The detection of metabolic diseases is(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse drug reactions are one of the most common causes of death in industrialized Western countries. Nowadays, empirical data from clinical studies for the approval and monitoring of drugs and molecular databases is available. METHODS The integration of database information is a promising method for providing well-based knowledge to avoid(More)