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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
Delivery systems with low-permeability barriers and controllable release are crucial for the encapsulation of cells, pharmaceuticals, vitamins, inks, or fragrance and flavor molecules. Core/shell capsules provide a stable microenvironment and protect sensitive chemicals from degradation, undesired reactions, or evaporation. Traditionally, volatile oils have(More)
Poly(styrene-co-maleic anhydride)s were modified with poly(propylene oxide (PO)-co-ethylene oxide (EO)) side chains (Jeffamine) with different EO/PO molar ratios, varying between 0.11 and 3.60. These copolymers were then further functionalized with a β-mercapto ketone of δ-damascone. The obtained poly(maleic acid monoamide)-based β-mercapto ketones were(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)
Hemiacetals of pyridine-2-carbaldehyde derivatives and volatile alcohols can be stabilized in organic solution in the presence of protons or different metal cations. Despite the inherent instability of hemiacetals in H(2) O, stabilizing them with zinc(II) triflate and adding them to a cationic surfactant formulation resulted in the slow release of the(More)
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