Werner Maentele

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Porins from outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria have a highly stable structure. Our previous studies on porin from Paracoccus denitrificans showed that the outer membrane protein porin is extremely stable toward heat, pH, and chemical denaturants. The major question we have addressed in this paper is whether the high stability of porin is a consequence(More)
Industrial production of nanosized drug delivery devices is still an obstacle to the commercialization of nanomedicines. This study encompasses the development of nanoparticles for peroral application in photodynamic therapy, optimization according to the selected product specifications, and the translation into a continuous flow process. Polymeric(More)
Lipid protein interactions play a key role in the stability and function of various membrane proteins. Earlier we have reported the extreme thermal stability of porin from Paracoccus denitrificans reconstituted into liposomes. Here, we used Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy for a label free analysis of the global secondary structural changes and local(More)
Human and bovine serum albumins are widely known proteins that can form amyloid fibrils under destabilizing conditions. Use of well-known proteins with easily-controlled aggregation process, and comparison of these processes for similar proteins from different species, could help elucidate the nature of the aggregation process implicated in many(More)
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is currently ranked sixth in the worldwide causes of death [1]. One treatment approach is to inhibit reverse transcriptase (RT), an enzyme essential for reverse transcription of viral RNA into DNA before integration into the host genome [2]. By using non-nucleoside RT inhibitors (NNRTIs) [3], which target an allosteric(More)
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