Stefan Kubik

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Vascular arrangements allowing a bulky transfer of venous blood from the skin of the head and from nasal and paranasal mucous membranes to the dura mater provide an excellent anatomical basis for the convection process of cooling, caused by evaporation of sweat or mucus. The dura mater, with its extraordinarily high vascularization controlled by a potent(More)
The 2:1 sandwich-type complexes formed between a cyclopeptide with alternating L-proline and 6-aminopicolinic acid subunits and inorganic anions can be stabilized by covalently linking a tris-alkyne and a tris-azide derivative of this peptide through copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition. The resulting triply linked bis-cyclopeptide can interact with(More)
Detoxification mechanisms of the chemical warfare agent cyclosarin (GF) in presence of 6-OxP-CD were investigated in detail in in vitro model systems. Most important finding was the preference of 6-Ox-P-CD to eliminate the more toxic (-)-GF. However, elimination of GF enantiomers was dependent on the 6-OxP-CD:GF ratios showing decreasing stereoselectivity(More)
Improving on Mother Nature? The carbohydrate recognition demonstrated by supramolecular systems in water can now compete with that of natural systems, both in terms of affinity and selectivity. A synthetic carbohydrate receptor displays similar affinity for N-acetyl-D-glucosamine derivatives as the lectin wheat germ agglutinin and even greater selectivity(More)
Using dynamic combinatorial disulfide chemistry we have developed a new generation of neutral synthetic receptors for anions, based on a macrobicyclic peptide structure. These receptors show an exceptional affinity and selectivity for sulfate ions in aqueous solution [log K(a) = 8.67 in 41 mol% (67 volume%) acetonitrile in water]. The high affinity depends(More)
A dynamic combinatorial library of potential anion receptors was generated from a cyclic peptide disulfide dimer and a series of dithiol spacers. Exposing the library to KI or K2SO4 led to the amplification of two new neutral receptors that bind anions through hydrogen bonding with up to micromolar affinity in aqueous solution. Thermodynamic studies suggest(More)
Structural and thermodynamic data are presented on the binding properties of anion receptors containing two covalently linked cyclopeptide subunits that bind sulfate and iodide anions with micromolar affinity in aqueous solution. A synchrotron X-ray crystal structure of the sulfate complex of one receptor revealed that the anion is bound between the peptide(More)
Molecular containers enclose a well defined cavity in which an appropriate guest molecule can be included. The corresponding complexes are generally characterized by high kinetic stability. Thermodynamic stability can be rather low, however, because attractive interactions are largely missing between host and guest causing binding to be mainly due to(More)
[structure: see text]. Cyclic hexapeptides composed of alternating L-proline and 3-aminobenzoic acid subunits with substituents on the aromatic subunits that contain free carboxylate groups are able to bind monosaccharides in 4% CD3OD/CDCl3. The binding selectivity of these peptides depends on the structure of the substituents on the aromatic subunits.