Tobias J. Zimmermann

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Sequence homology indicates the existence of three human cytosolic acyl protein thioesterases, including APT1 that is known to depalmitoylate H- and N-Ras. One of them is the lysophospholipase-like 1 (LYPLAL1) protein that on the one hand is predicted to be closely related to APT1 but on the other hand might also function as a potential triacylglycerol(More)
Ras proteins are of importance in cell proliferation, and hence their mutated forms play causative roles in many kinds of cancer in different tissues. Inhibition of the Ras-depalmitoylating enzyme acyl protein thioesterases APT1 and -2 is a new approach to modulating the Ras cycle. Here we present boronic and borinic acid derivatives as a new class of(More)
In the third place: Inspired by the tetrahydroisoquinoline (THIQ) alkaloid noscapine, inhibitors of tubulin polymerization that bind to a site different from the colchicine and the vinca alkaloid binding sites have been synthesized. One compound is more potent than noscapine in HeLa cells and can overcome resistance to chemotherapeutics.
Biology-oriented synthesis (BIOS) represents an alternative approach for the generation of compound collections for biological applications. In BIOS, biologically relevant and prevalidated scaffold structures, such as core structures of natural products or known drugs, are employed as scaffolds for the generation of compound collections with focused(More)
Direct catalytic methane functionalization, a "dream reaction", is typically characterized by relatively low catalyst activities. This also holds for the η(2)-(2,2'-bipyrimidyl)dichloroplatinum(II) [(bpym)PtCl2, 1] catalyst which oxidizes methane to methyl bisulfate in sulfuric acid. Nevertheless, it is arguably still one of the best systems for the partial(More)
A library of small tetrahydroisoquinoline ligands, previously identified via structure- and chemistry-based hierarchical organization of library scaffolds in tree-like arrangements, has been generated as novel estrogen receptor agonistic fragments via traditional medicinal chemistry exploration. The approach described has allowed for the rapid evaluation of(More)
We present photoluminescence spectra and excited state decay rates of a series of diamondoids, which represent molecular structural analogues to hydrogen-passivated bulk diamond. Specific isomers of the five smallest diamondoids (adamantane-pentamantane) have been brought into the gas phase and irradiated with synchrotron radiation. All investigated(More)
Nitrogen-doped carbons derived from biomass precursors were modified with Pt(2+) and successfully tested as solid catalysts in the direct oxidation of methane in fuming sulfuric acid. Remarkably, the catalytic performance was found to be substantially better than the Pt-modified Covalent Triazine Framework (CTF) system previously reported, although(More)