Thomas Dalik

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The levels of beta 1,2-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase (GlcNAc-T) I and II activities in cultured cells from Bombyx mori (Bm-N), Mamestra brassicae (IZD-Mb-0503) and Spodoptera frugiperda (Sf-9 and Sf-21) were investigated. Apart from initial experiments with Man alpha-3(Man alpha 1-6)-Man beta 1-O(CH2)8COOH3 and 3H-labelled UDP-GlcNAc as substrates,(More)
Peptide-N4-(N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminyl)asparagine amidase A (PNGase A) was purified from almonds (Prunus amygdalus var. dulcis). Contrary to previous results in the literature, the enzyme appeared to be a heterodimer with subunits of 55 and 27 kDa when analysed by SDS/PAGE and two-dimensional electrophoresis. Peaks corresponding to molecular masses of 54.2,(More)
Labeling of oligosaccharides with fluorescent dyes is the prerequisite for their sensitive analysis by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). In this work, we present a fast new postlabeling cleanup procedure that requires no device other than the reaction vial itself. The procedure can be applied to essentially all labeling reagents. We also(More)
SUMMARY In the ascomycete fungus Aspergillus nidulans, the transcriptional activation of nitrate assimilating genes (niiA, niaD) depends on the cooperativity between a general nitrogen status-sensing regulator (the GATA factor AreA) and a pathway-specific activator (the Zn-cluster regulator NirA). Because nitrate assimilation leads to intracellular ammonium(More)
Our work with almond peptide N-glycosidase A made us interested also in the alpha1,3/4-fucosidase which is used as a specific reagent for glycoconjugate analysis. The enzyme was purified to presumed homogeneity by a series of chromatographic steps including dye affinity and fast-performance anion exchange chromatography. The 63 kDa band was analyzed by(More)
BACKGROUND Allergy diagnosis by determination of allergen-specific IgE is complicated by clinically irrelevant IgE, of which the most prominent example is IgE against cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants (CCDs) that occur on allergens from plants and insects. Therefore, CCDs cause numerous false-positive results. Inhibition of CCDs has been proposed as(More)
The degradation and recycling of cellular components is essential for cell growth and survival. Here we show how selective and non-selective lysosomal protein degradation pathways cooperate to ensure cell survival upon nutrient limitation. A quantitative analysis of starvation-induced proteome remodeling in yeast reveals comprehensive changes already in the(More)
An alpha 1,3-fucosyltransferase was purified 3000-fold from mung bean seedlings by chromatography on DE 52 cellulose and Affigel Blue, by chromatofocusing, gelfiltration and affinity chromatography resulting in an apparently homogenous protein of about 65 kDa on SDS-PAGE. The enzyme transferred fucose from GDP-fucose to the Asn-linked N-acetylglucosaminyl(More)
An α1,3-fucosyltransferase was purified 3000-fold from mung bean seedlings by chromatography on DE 52 cellulose and Affigel Blue, by chromatofocusing, gelfiltration and affinity chromatography resulting in an apparently homogenous protein of about 65 kDa on SDS-PAGE. The enzyme transferred fucose from GDP-fucose to the Asn-linkedN-acetylglucosaminyl residue(More)
Elemental speciation analysis was implemented as an essential tool set addressing optimum fermentation conditions for the production of selenized yeast feed supplements. Accordingly, the study addressed intracellular levels of (1) total selenium and sulfur, (2) seleno methionine (SeMet), (3) cysteine (Cys) and methionine (Met) and (4) selenite and selenate.(More)