Tobias Kruse

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The transition element molybdenum (Mo) needs to be complexed by a special cofactor in order to gain catalytic activity. With the exception of bacterial Mo-nitrogenase, where Mo is a constituent of the FeMo-cofactor, Mo is bound to a pterin, thus forming the molybdenum cofactor Moco, which in different variants is the active compound at the catalytic site of(More)
The molybdenum cofactor (Moco) forms part of the catalytic center in all eukaryotic molybdenum enzymes and is synthesized in a highly conserved pathway. Among eukaryotes, very little is known about the processes taking place subsequent to Moco biosynthesis, i.e. Moco transfer, allocation, and insertion into molybdenum enzymes. In the model plant Arabidopsis(More)
Class II histocompatibility antigens from a homozygous human lymphoblastoid B cell line (HLA-A3,3; B7,7; Dw2,2; DR2,2; MT1,1; DC1,1; MB1,1) were isolated by an exclusively chemical procedure. After the separation of the alpha and beta chains the amino acid sequences of the extracellular parts of the DR2 alpha and the DR2 beta chains could be determined, in(More)
Molybdenum (Mo) is a trace element that is essential for important cellular processes. To gain biological activity, Mo must be complexed in the molybdenum cofactor (Moco), a pterin derivative of low molecular weight. Moco synthesis is a multi-step pathway that involves a variable number of genes in eukaryotes, which are assigned to four steps of eukaryotic(More)
We report the first direct (unmediated) catalytic electrochemistry of a eukaryotic nitrate reductase (NR). NR from the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa, is a member of the mononuclear molybdenum enzyme family and contains a Mo, heme and FAD cofactor which are involved in electron transfer from NAD(P)H to the (Mo) active site where reduction of nitrate(More)
From a lymphoblastoid homozygous cell-line (HLA-A3,3; B7,7; Dw2,2; DR2,2) the alpha-chain of the HLA-Dw2/DR2 antigen was isolated by an exclusively chemical procedure. The alpha- was separated from the beta-chain by chromatography with hydroxylapatite in Na-dodecyl sulfate. Here we describe the amino acid sequence of the alpha-chain up to Position 179. The(More)
The amino acid sequence of the human HLA-DR2 class II antigen was determined with the aid of high-performance liquid chromatography. By applying exclusively Hypersil-ODS as the stationary phase in combination with three buffer systems, the amino acid sequences of the extracellular parts of the DR alpha- and DR beta-chains could be established. Moreover, the(More)
The molybdenum cofactor (Moco) is a redox active prosthetic group, essentially required for numerous enzyme-catalyzed two electron transfer reactions. Moco is synthesized by an evolutionarily old and highly conserved multistep pathway. In the last step of Moco biosynthesis, the molybdenum center is inserted into the final Moco precursor adenylated(More)
Nitrate reductase (NR) is a complex molybdenum cofactor (Moco)-dependent homodimeric metalloenzyme that is vitally important for autotrophic organism as it catalyzes the first and rate-limiting step of nitrate assimilation. Beside Moco, eukaryotic NR also binds FAD and heme as additional redox active cofactors, and these are involved in electron transfer(More)