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The tetrameric state of p53, p63, and p73 has been considered one of the hallmarks of this protein family. While the DNA binding domain (DBD) is highly conserved among vertebrates and invertebrates, sequences C-terminal to the DBD are highly divergent. In particular, the oligomerization domain (OD) of the p53 forms of the model organisms Caenorhabditis(More)
The protonation events that occur upon QA-QB-->QAQB- electron transfer in photosynthetic reaction centers from Rhodobacter sphaeroides were investigated by time-resolved infrared spectroscopy using tunable diode lasers as previously described [Mäntele, W., Hienerwadel, R., Lenz, F., Riedel, E. J., Grisar, R., & Tacke, M. (1990) Spectrosc. Int. 2, 29-35;(More)
In order to investigate the changes of protonation or environment of carboxylic residues occurring upon photoreduction of the secondary quinone acceptor (QB) in the reaction center (RC) of the photosynthetic bacteria Rhodobacter sphaeroides 2.4.1., we have performed light-induced Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy on RCs from wild-type (Wt) and(More)
Cytochrome (cyt) b(561) proteins are dihaem-containing membrane proteins, belonging to the CYBASC (cytochrome-b(561)-ascorbate-reducible) family, and are proposed to be involved in ascorbate recycling and/or the facilitation of iron absorption. Here, we present the heterologous production of two cyt b(561) paralogs from Arabidopsis thaliana (Acytb(561)-A,(More)
The method of Fourier-transform infrared difference spectroscopy was applied to investigate the transition at 77K of bacteriorhodopsin in its light-adapted form to K6(10), the first intermediate which is stable at low temperature. In addition to unmodified bacteriorhodopsin, bacteriorhodopsin in 2H2O and bacteriorhodopsin containing [15-2H]retinal was used.(More)
Light-induced forward electron transfer in the bacterial photosynthetic reaction center from Rhodobacter sphaeroides was investigated by time-resolved infrared spectroscopy. Using a highly sensitive kinetic photometer based on a tunable IR diode laser source [Mäntele, W., Hienerwadel, R., Lenz, F., Riedel, W. J., Grisar, R., & Tacke, M. (1990a) Spectrosc.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate image fusion in dual energy computed tomography for detecting various anatomic structures based on the effect on contrast enhancement, contrast-to-noise ratio, signal-to-noise ratio and image quality. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty patients underwent a CT neck with dual energy mode (DECT under a Somatom(More)
Molecular changes associated with the photoreduction of the primary quinone acceptor Qa of photosystem II have been characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. This reaction was light-induced at room temperature on photosystem II membranes in the presence of hydroxylamine and diuron. A positive signal at 1478 cm-1 is assigned to the C---O(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate magnetic resonance (MR) temperature imaging of the laser-induced thermotherapy (LITT) comparing the proton resonance frequency (PRF) and T 1 thermometry methods. LITT was applied to a liver-mimicking acrylamide gel phantom. Temperature rise up to 70 °C was measured using a MR-compatible fiber-optic thermometer. MR(More)
Changes in the vibrational spectrum of the chaperonin GroEL in the presence of ADP and ATP have been followed as a function of time using rapid scan Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The interaction of nucleotides with GroEL was triggered by the photochemical release of the ligands from their corresponding biologically inactive precursors (caged(More)