Tadeusz Hermann

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The authors investigated 32 patients with the muscle form of CPT II deficiency. Total carnitine palmitoyltransferase enzyme system (CPT) activity was normal but abnormally inhibited by malonyl-CoA, palmitoyl-CoA, and the detergents Triton X and Tween 20. Mutation analysis identified three described mutations (S113L, P50H, and F448L) and two novel mutations(More)
We present a high-resolution reference map for soluble proteins obtained from Corynebacterium glutamicum cells grown in glucose minimal medium. The analysis window covers the pl range from 4-6 and the molecular mass range from 5-100 kDa. Using overlapping narrow immobilized pH gradients for isoelectric focusing, 970 protein spots were detected after(More)
The open reading frame (ORF) III product (PIII) of cauliflower mosaic virus is necessary for the infection cycle but its role is poorly understood. We have used in vitro protein binding ('far Western') assays to demonstrate that PIII interacts with the cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) ORF II product (PII), a known aphid transmission factor. Aphid(More)
Dramatic technical progress in RNA synthesis and structure determination has allowed several difficulties inherent to the preparation, handling and structural analysis of RNA to be overcome, and this has led to a wealth of information about RNA structure and its relationship with biological function. It is now fully recognized that RNA molecules intervene(More)
RNA editing in protozoan parasites is a mitochondrial RNA processing reaction in which exclusively uridylate residues are inserted into, and less frequently deleted from, pre-mRNAs. Molecules central to the process are so-called guide RNAs (gRNAs) which function as templates in the reaction. For a detailed molecular understanding of the mechanism of the(More)
An improved protocol for the two-dimensional analysis of proteins of the Corynebacterium glutamicum cytoplasmic membrane fraction is described. By use of increased 3-[(3-cholamidopropyl)dimethylammonio]-1-propanesulfonate (CHAPS) concentrations (2-4%) and an optimized electrophoresis protocol, horizontal streaking of proteins of the cytoplasmic membrane(More)
Whole cells of Corynebacterium glutamicum were loaded with high cytoplasmic l-isoleucine concentrations, and isoleucine excretion from these cells was studied in terms of mechanism and regulation. The transmembrane isoleucine flux could be differentiated into carrier-mediated uptake, carrier-mediated excretion, and diffusion. After discrimination from the(More)
The GvpE protein involved in the regulation of gas vesicles synthesis in halophilic archaea has been identified as the transcriptional activator for the promoter located upstream of the gvpA gene encoding the major gas vesicle structural protein GvpA. A closer inspection of the GvpE protein sequence revealed that GvpE resembles basic leucine-zipper proteins(More)