René Rübenhagen

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The secondary glycine betaine uptake system BetP of Corynebacterium glutamicum was purified from Escherichia coli membranes in strep-tagged form after heterologous expression of the betP gene and was reconstituted in E. coli lipids. BetP retained its kinetic properties (V(max) and K(m) for betaine and Na(+)) as compared with intact cells. The influence of(More)
The isolated glycine betaine uptake carrier BetP from Corynebacterium glutamicum was reconstituted in Escherichia coli phospholipid liposomes and its response to osmotic stress studied. The transport activity of BetP, which was previously shown to comprise both osmosensory and osmoregulatory functions, was used to identify the nature of the physicochemical(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Little is known about biochemical mediators that correlate with the initiation and progression of knee osteoarthritis (OA). We therefore valuated the roles of cytokines and metalloenzymes in knee OA in relation to OA grading, age, and BMI. PATIENTS AND METHODS A multiplex ELISA-based immunoassay (Luminex technology) was used to(More)
The glycine betaine carrier BetP of Corynebacterium glutamicum was recently shown to function both as an osmosensor and as an osmoregulator in proteoliposomes by sensing changes in the internal K(+) concentration as a measure of hyperosmotic stress. In vivo analysis of mutants carrying deletions at the C-terminal extension of BetP indicated that this domain(More)
Hydropathy profile analysis of the amino acid sequence of the Na+/proline transporter of Escherichia coli (PutP) suggests that the protein consists of 12 transmembrane domains (TMs) which are connected by hydrophilic loops (Nakao, T., Yamato, I., and Anraku, Y. (1987) Mol. Gen. Genet. 208, 70-75). We have tested this prediction by applying a gene fusion(More)
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