Tina Goldbach

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We have combined the Monte Carlo method with the small-angle approximation of the radiative transfer theory to derive the optical properties (the absorption coefficient, the scattering coefficient, and the anisotropy factor) of turbid materials from integrating-sphere measurements (the total transmittance and the diffuse reflectance) and the collimated(More)
We investigated the impact of the scattering phase function approximation on the optical properties of whole human blood determined from integrating sphere measurements using an inverse Monte Carlo technique. The diffuse reflectance Rd and the total transmittance Tt(λ=633 nm) of whole blood samples (Hct=38%) were measured with double-integrating sphere(More)
Short proline-rich antimicrobial peptides (PrAMPs) are a promising class of antibiotics that use novel mechanisms, thus offering the potential to overcome the health threat of multiresistant pathogens. The peptides bind to the bacterial 70S ribosome and can inhibit protein translation. We report that PrAMPs can be divided into two classes, with each class(More)
Recent surveillance data on antimicrobial resistance predict the beginning of the post-antibiotic era with pan-resistant bacteria even overcoming polymyxin as the last available treatment option. Thus, new substances using novel modes of antimicrobial action are urgently needed to reduce this health threat. Antimicrobial peptides are part of the innate(More)
The Gram-negative bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a life-threatening nosocomial pathogen due to its generally low susceptibility toward antibiotics. Furthermore, many strains have acquired resistance mechanisms requiring new antimicrobials with novel mechanisms to enhance treatment options. Proline-rich antimicrobial peptides, such as the apidaecin(More)
The bacterial protein DnaK promotes folding of newly synthesized polypeptide chains, refolding of misfolded proteins, and protein trafficking. Assisted refolding is especially important under stress conditions induced by antibiotic therapies reducing the desired bactericidal effects. DnaK is supposedly targeted by proline-rich antimicrobial peptides(More)
A novel concept to release peptidic drugs systemically by serum proteases from a PEGylated precursor makes it possible to tune release kinetics to fit the medical needs. Drug release depends on the size of the PEG polymer and the sequence and length of the peptide linker. The antimicrobial activities of the prodrugs were even better than those of the free(More)
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