Waldemar Waldeck

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We have investigated spatial variations of the diffusion behavior of the green fluorescent protein mutant EGFP (F64L/S65T) and of the EGFP-beta-galactosidase fusion protein in living cells with fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. Our fluorescence correlation spectroscopy device, in connection with a precision x-y translation stage, provides submicron(More)
Movement of particles in cell nuclei can be affected by viscosity, directed flows, active transport, or the presence of obstacles such as the chromatin network. Here we investigate whether the mobility of small fluorescent proteins is affected by the chromatin density. Diffusion of inert fluorescent proteins was studied in living cell nuclei using(More)
Although methods for light microscopy of chromatin are well established, there are no quantitative data for nucleosome concentrations in vivo. To establish such a method we used a HeLa clone expressing the core histone H2B fused to the enhanced yellow fluorescent protein (H2B-EYFP). Quantitative gel electrophoresis and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy(More)
Transport and binding of molecules to specific sites are necessary for the assembly and function of ordered supramolecular structures in cells. For analyzing these processes in vivo, we have developed a confocal fluorescence fluctuation microscope that allows both imaging of the spatial distribution of fluorescent molecules with confocal laser scanning(More)
Fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy (FCCS) uses the correlated motion of two distinct fluorophores to detect their interaction. Whereas FCCS has been used with chemically or genetically labeled interaction partners in vitro, FCCS has never been demonstrated in vivo between two autofluorescent proteins. At least one reaction partner was always(More)
PURPOSE There is evidence that the duration of the G2/M delay following irradiation is correlated with cell survival. We studied the radiosensitizing potential of pentoxifylline (PTX) and the PTX-mediated modulation of cell-cycle progression dependent on the p53 status of various human tumour cell lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS The cellular radiosensitivity(More)
Using laser light scattering, we have measured the static and dynamic structure factor of two different superhelical DNAs, p1868 (1868 bp) and simian virus 40 (SV40) (5243 bp), in dilute aqueous solution at salt concentrations between 1 mM and 3 M NaCl. For both DNA molecules, Brownian dynamics (BD) simulations were also performed, using a previously(More)
Fluorescent proteins (FPs) are established tools for new applications, not-restricted to the cell biological research. They could also be ideal in surgery enhancing the precision to differentiate between the target tissue and the surrounding healthy tissue. FPs like the KillerRed (KRED), used here, can be activated by excitation with visible day-light for(More)