Winfried Haase

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Transport and membrane integration of polypeptides is carried out by specific protein complexes in the membranes of all living cells. The Sec transport path provides an essential and ubiquitous route for protein translocation. In the bacterial cytoplasmic membrane, the channel is formed by oligomers of a heterotrimeric membrane protein complex consisting of(More)
Tauopathies like the “frontotemporal dementia with Parkinsonism linked to chromosome 17” (FTDP-17) are characterized by an aberrant accumulation of intracellular neurofibrillary tangles composed of hyperphosphorylated tau. For FTDP-17, a pathogenic tau mutation P301L was identified. Impaired mitochondrial function including disturbed dynamics such as(More)
Functional Channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) overexpression of about 10(4)channels/mum(2) in the plasma membrane of HEK293 cells was studied by patch-clamp and freeze-fracture electron microscopy. Simultaneous electrorotation measurements revealed that ChR2 expression was accompanied by a marked increase of the area-specific membrane capacitance (C(m)). The C(m)(More)
BACKGROUND Mitochondria, the main suppliers of cellular energy, are dynamic organelles that fuse and divide frequently. Constraining these processes impairs mitochondrial is closely linked to certain neurodegenerative diseases. It is proposed that functional mitochondrial dynamics allows the exchange of compounds thereby providing a rescue mechanism. (More)
A monoclonal mouse IgM antibody (Z8E9) was raised against the Na(+)-L-glutamate cotransporter from rat brain. In a preparation of brain plasma membrane vesicles, Z8E9 binds specifically to a polypeptide with an apparent molecular weight of 70,000 and inhibits Na+ gradient-dependent L-glutamate cotransport (up to 50%) in brain membrane vesicles. In the(More)
The sodium/calcium exchanger was purified from bovine retinal rod outer segment membranes and used for the immunization of New Zealand White rabbits. A polyclonal antibody was produced which was found to bind specifically to the 230 kDa Na+/Ca2(+)-exchanger protein as assessed by Western blotting. The antibody did not bind to the high-molecular-weight "rim(More)
A homogeneous population of single cells from the thick ascending limb of Henle's loop (TALH) has been isolated from the rabbit kidney medulla. A total medullary cell suspension was prepared by a series of collagenase, hyaluronidase, and trypsin digestions and separated on a Ficoll gradient (2.6-30.7% wt/wt). Morphologically, the cells isolated from the(More)
The glutamate transporter GLT-1 from Rattus norvegicus was expressed at high level in baby hamster kidney (BHK-21) cells by the Semliki Forest Virus expression system. We examined the expressed GLT-1 in the plasma membrane and found that the transporter accumulates in detergent-insoluble lipid-protein assemblies. Freeze-fracture, immunogold labeling, and(More)
The glutamate transporter GLT-1 from Rattus norvegicus was expressed at high level in baby hamster kidney (BHK-21) cells by the Semliki Forest Virus expression system. We examined the expressed GLT-1 in the plasma membrane and found that the transporter accumulates in detergent-insoluble lipid-protein assemblies. Freeze-fracture, immunogold labeling, and(More)