Richard M. Fischl

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A paradigm regarding rhamnogalacturonans II (RGII) is their strictly conserved structure within a given plant. We developed and employed a fast structural characterization method based on chromatography and mass spectrometry, allowing analysis of RGII side chains from microgram amounts of cell wall. We found that RGII structures are much more diverse than(More)
Mannuronan C5-epimerases (ManC5-Es) catalyze in brown algae the remodeling of alginate, a major cell-wall component which is involved in many biological functions in these organisms. ManC5-Es are present as large multigenic families in brown algae, likely indicating functional specificities and specializations. ManC5-Es control the distribution pattern of(More)
We examined the analysis of nucleotides and nucleotide sugars by chromatography on porous graphitic carbon with mass spectrometric detection, a method that evades contamination of the MS instrument with ion pairing reagent. At first, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and other triphosphate nucleotides exhibited very poor chromatographic behavior on new columns(More)
In eukaryotes, class I alpha-mannosidases are involved in early N-glycan processing reactions and in N-glycan-dependent quality control in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). To investigate the role of these enzymes in plants, we identified the ER-type alpha-mannosidase I (MNS3) and the two Golgi-alpha-mannosidase I proteins (MNS1 and MNS2) from Arabidopsis(More)
Endo-β-N-acetylglucosaminidases (ENGases) cleave N-glycans from proteins and/or peptides by hydrolyzing the O-glycosidic linkage between the two core-N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) residues. Although, two homologous genes potentially encoding ENGases have been identified in Arabidopsis thaliana, their respective substrate specificity, their subcellular and(More)
Eva Liebminger,a Silvia Hüttner,a Ulrike Vavra,a Richard Fischl,a Jennifer Schoberer,a Josephine Grass,b Claudia Blaukopf,c Georg J. Seifert,c Friedrich Altmann,b Lukas Mach,a and Richard Strassera,1 a Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, A-1190 Vienna, Austria b Department of Chemistry,(More)
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