Werner Maentele

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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)
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 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)
Nanoparticles represent promising carriers for controlled drug delivery. Particle size and size distribution of the particles are important parameters for the in vivo behaviour after intravenous injection and have to be characterised precisely. In the present study, the influence of lyophilisation on the storage stability of poly(D,L lactic-co-glycolic(More)
The vibrational infrared absorption changes associated with the oxidation of cytochrome b559 (Cyt b559) have been characterized. In photosystem II (PS II) enriched membranes, low-potential (LP) and high-potential (HP) Cyt b559 were investigated by light-induced FTIR difference spectroscopy. The redox transition of isolated Cyt b559 is characterized by(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)
Molecular changes associated with the photooxidation of the primary electron donor P700 in photosystem I from cyanobacteria have been investigated with Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) difference spectroscopy. Highly resolved signals are observed in the carbonyl stretching frequency region of the light-induced FTIR spectra. In order to assign and to(More)
Protein electrochemistry in an ultra-thin-layer electrochemical cell suitable for UV/vis and IR spectroscopy has been used to characterize the vibrational modes of the primary electron donors of Rhodobacter sphaeroides and Rhodopseudomonas viridis reaction centers in their neutral and cation radical states (P and P+, respectively). The P-->P+ redox(More)