Wolfgang Fieber

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Residual dipolar couplings in the denatured state of bovine acyl-coenzyme A binding protein (ACBP) oriented in strained polyacrylamide gels have been shown to be a sensitive, sequence-specific probe for residual secondary structure. Results supporting this were obtained by comparing residual dipolar couplings under different denaturing conditions. The data(More)
Paramagnetic relaxation enhancement measurements in the denatured state of ACBP have provided distance restraints that have been used in computer simulations to determine the conformational ensembles representing the denatured states of ACBP under a variety of conditions. A detailed comparison of the residual structure in the denatured state of ACBP under(More)
The denatured state of a protein contains important information about the determinants of the folding process. By combining site-directed spin-labeling NMR experiments and restrained computer simulations, we have determined ensembles of conformations that represent the denatured state of the bovine acyl-coenzyme A binding protein (ACBP) at three different(More)
The peptide segment corresponding to helix A4 in acyl-coenzyme-A-binding protein (ACBP) is an exceptionally stable helix in the denatured state of the protein as well as in its isolated form. Circular dichroism spectroscopy showed an alpha-helix content in the helix A4 peptide (HA4) of 45%, and under denaturing conditions at pH 2.3, helix conformations are(More)
A simple alternative method for obtaining "random coil" chemical shifts by intrinsic referencing using the protein's own peptide sequence is presented. These intrinsic random coil backbone shifts were then used to calculate secondary chemical shifts, that provide important information on the residual secondary structure elements in the acid-denatured state(More)
Active materials that can solubilize in different compartments of a sample show release properties which might be of interest in some applications where a delayed release of solutes for instance is required. We studied perfume solutes in compartments of Pluronic block copolymers of different compositions and molecular weights over a range of ethanol-water(More)
In the presence of alkali metal cations, guanosine-5'-hydrazide (1) forms stable supramolecular hydrogels by selective self-assembly into a G-quartet structure. Besides being physically trapped inside the gel structure, biologically active aldehydes or ketones can also reversibly react with the free hydrazide functions at the periphery of the G-quartet to(More)