Wolfgang Kiefer

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The ability of two cats to discriminate between two geometrical outline patterns in the presence of superimposed structured background was tested before and after bilateral removal of the lateral suprasylvian visual areas (PMLS, PLLS, AMLS, ALLS, part of area 7). There were mild deficits when patterns and background were kept stationary; these deficits may(More)
Mid-infrared or Raman spectroscopy together with multivariate data analysis provides a novel approach to clinical laboratory analysis, offering benefits due to its reagent-free nature, the speed of the analysis and the possibility of obtaining a variety of information from one single measurement. We compared mid-infrared and Raman spectra of the sera(More)
The extracellular loop 3 (ECL3) of the mammalian gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor (GnRH-R) contains an acidic amino acid (Glu(301) in the mouse GnRH-R) that confers agonist selectivity for Arg(8) in mammalian GnRH. It is proposed that a specific conformation of ECL3 is necessary to orientate the carboxyl side chain of the acidic residue for(More)
The fast and reliable determination of concentrations of blood, plasma or serum constituents is a major requirement in clinical chemistry. We explored Raman spectroscopy as a reagent-free tool for predicting the concentrations of different parameters in serum and serum ultrafiltrate. In an investigation using samples from 247 blood donors (which we believe(More)
A micro-Raman spectroscopy approach was used for the direct in situ characterization of lipid bodies in the water-conducting branch xylem of an African resurrection plant and three deciduous European tree species. Because of average diameters of at least 1 microm, the lipid bodies of all investigated species proved to be easily accessible by this technique.(More)
The excited-state dynamics of protochlorophyllide a, a porphyrin-like compound and, as substrate of the NADPH/protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase, a precursor of chlorophyll biosynthesis, is studied by femtosecond absorption spectroscopy in a variety of solvents, which were chosen to mimic different environmental conditions in the oxidoreductase complex. In(More)
  • J Hu, D Moigno, +7 authors Y Gu
  • Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and…
  • 2000
The vibrational spectroscopy of novel biliverdin compounds were studied by Fourier-transform Raman (FT-Raman) and infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. The effects of type, length and position of substituents at C(8) and C(12) or C(1) and C(19) of tetrapyrroles on FT-Raman and FT-IR spectra of these compounds, are discussed. The marker bands are developed in order(More)
  • J Hu, T Wang, +9 authors H Feng
  • Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and…
  • 2001
The Fourier-transform Raman (FT-Raman), infrared (FT-IR), and UV-visible absorption spectra of four dipyrrinones and two mesobilirubins have been investigated in the solid state and in CH2Cl2 solutions. A detailed spectral analysis, assignment and discussion of these spectra are presented. The bands at 1735-1738, 1691-1707 and 1359-1377 cm(-1) which were(More)
Previous micro-Raman investigations on a wide range of types of microcrystalline silica samples have evidenced the presence of a new silica polymorph, i.e. moganite, in virtually every sample. In order to test the ubiquity of moganite in such geological materials in Romania, micro-Raman measurements were performed on gem-quality microcrystalline quartz(More)
The excited-state processes of protochlorophyllide a, the precursor of chlorophyll a in chlorophyll biosynthesis, are studied using picosecond time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. Following excitation into the Soret band, two distinct fluorescence components, with emission maxima at 640 and 647 nm, are observed. The 640 nm emitting component appears(More)