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Plants have a high capacity to transform and thereby detoxify deleterious or poisonous compounds, like mycotoxins. The formation of glucose conjugates has a central role in this process. Mammals, however, are able to (partly) release the precursor substances during digestion, reactivating the mycotoxins. This short review provides a brief summary about the(More)
Single-step synthesis of one-dimensional Ge/SiCxNy core-shell nanocables was achieved by chemical vapor deposition of the molecular precursor [Ge{N(SiMe3)2}2]. Single crystalline Ge nanowires (diameter approximately 60 nm) embedded in uniform SiCxNy shells were obtained in high yields, whereby the growth process was not influenced by the nature of(More)
The activation of caspases cleaving a plethora of specific substrates is pivotal for initiation as well as execution of apoptosis. The recognition motif for caspases is a tetrapeptide sequence containing an essential aspartic acid residue at the fourth position (often DXXD). Here, we report that the caspase cleavage sites of most identified substrates show(More)
Imaging single epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) in intact cells is presently limited by the available microscopy methods. Environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) of whole cells in hydrated state in combination with specific labeling with gold nanoparticles was used to localize activated EGFRs in the plasma membranes of COS7 and A549 cells.(More)
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