Sonja Schweinsberg

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Fc receptors are key players of the immune system that link the fine specificity of immunoglobulins and innate effector responses. Here, we describe a nonmammalian Fcgamma receptor, CHIR-AB1, a member of the leukocyte receptor complex, that binds IgY with high affinity with its single Ig domain. It is expressed on immature and mature B lymphocytes,(More)
Chicken Ig-like receptors (CHIR) form a large family in the leukocyte receptor complex on microchromosome 31 with inhibitory, activating, and bifunctional receptors. Recently, we characterized CHIR-AB1 as a high-affinity, primordial FcY receptor. Given that the CHIR family represents a multigene family, it is plausible that more than a single receptor binds(More)
BACKGROUND In the eukaryotic cell the cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) is a key enzyme in signal transduction and represents the main target of the second messenger cAMP. Here we describe the design, synthesis and characterisation of specifically tailored cAMP analogs which can be utilised as a tool for affinity enrichment and purification as well as for(More)
Protein affinity reagents (PARs), most commonly antibodies, are essential reagents for protein characterization in basic research, biotechnology, and diagnostics as well as the fastest growing class of therapeutics. Large numbers of PARs are available commercially; however, their quality is often uncertain. In addition, currently available PARs cover only a(More)
Conformational control of protein kinases is an important way of modulating catalytic activity. Crystal structures of the C (catalytic) subunit of PKA (protein kinase A) in complex with physiological inhibitors and/or nucleotides suggest a highly dynamic process switching between open and more closed conformations. To investigate the underlying molecular(More)
We have investigated the thermodynamic parameters and binding of a regulatory subunit of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) to its natural low-molecular-weight ligand, cAMP, and analogues thereof. For analysis of this model system, we compared side-by-side isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) with surface plasmon resonance (SPR). Both ITC and SPR(More)
Interactions between adenosine-oligoarginine conjugates (ARC), bisubstrate analog inhibitors of protein kinases, and catalytic subunits of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (cAPK Calpha) were characterized with surface-plasmon-resonance-based biosensors. ARC-704 bound to the immobilized kinase with subnanomolar affinity. The immobilization of ARC-704 to the(More)
cAMP (adenosine-3',5'-cyclic monophosphate) is a general second messenger controlling distinct targets in eukaryotic cells. In a (sub)proteomic approach, two classes of phosphorothioate cAMP affinity tools were used to isolate and to identify signalling complexes of the main cAMP target, cAMP dependent protein kinase (PKA). Agonist analogues (here:(More)
Functional proteomics aims to describe cellular protein networks in depth based on the quantification of molecular interactions. In order to study the interaction of adenosine-3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cAMP), a general second messenger involved in several intracellular signalling networks, with one of its respective target proteins, the regulatory (R)(More)
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