Ulrich Heiser

Astrid Kehlen3
Hans-Ulrich Demuth3
Wolfgang Jagla2
Holger Cynis2
3Astrid Kehlen
3Hans-Ulrich Demuth
2Wolfgang Jagla
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Because of their abundance, resistance to proteolysis, rapid aggregation and neurotoxicity, N-terminally truncated and, in particular, pyroglutamate (pE)-modified Abeta peptides have been suggested as being important in the initiation of pathological cascades resulting in the development of Alzheimer's disease. We found that the N-terminal pE-formation is(More)
Acute and chronic inflammatory disorders are characterized by detrimental cytokine and chemokine expression. Frequently, the chemotactic activity of cytokines depends on a modified N-terminus of the polypeptide. Among those, the N-terminus of monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (CCL2 and MCP-1) is modified to a pyroglutamate (pE-) residue protecting against(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis is characterised by synovial inflammation and proliferation of fibroblast-like synoviocytes. The induction of apoptosis has long been proposed as a target for proliferative autoimmune diseases, and has further been shown to act as a successful treatment of experimental models of arthritis, such as collagen-induced arthritis. Here we(More)
Nitrogen is one of the most prominent hetero atoms found in heterocycles. The corresponding electron lone pairs of these nitrogen atoms are mainly responsible for properties like the basicity and the pkb-values of the investigated heterocycle. Nevertheless, the overall electronic state of a molecule is also directly related to observable physico-chemical(More)
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