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270188 VO Metalloproteins in Archaea (2017S)

1.50 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie

UZA II, Seminarraum 2C505


Language: English

Examination dates



DI wtl von 02.05.2017 bis 27.06.2017 10.00-12.00 Ort: Studienraum Biophysik.Chemie 2C505 5.OG UZA II


Aims, contents and method of the course

The content of this lecture course is rare metalloproteins of microbes from Archaea Kingdom of Life. Usually, they are rare metalloenzymes of extremophilic microbes, which inhabit inhospitable conditions of Earth (hot acid springs, hydrothermal vents, hypersaline environments, etc.). The lectures are focused on unusual structural and spectroscopic properties of these rare metalloenzymes, their functional features and biochemical characterization.

1) Naturallyoccurringtungsten proteins (tungstoenzymes)
2) Blue Copper proteins:Halocyanins from Halophiles, Sulfocyanins
3) Nickel proteins fromMethanogens
4) Enzymes of Sulfur cycle in Archaea
5) Iron oxidation/Sulfur metabolism machinery: SOR,TETH enzymes
6) Fe-S clusters inArchaea
7) Extreme microbes extreme proteins: special structural features

Assessment and permitted materials

participation, oral final examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Introduction to the scientific methodology for rare microbial metalloproteins of extremophiles from Archaea Kingdom of Life.

Examination topics

Durch PowerPoint-Folien unterstützter Vortrag.

Reading list

to be announced in the lectures

Association in the course directory

BC-5, CHE II-5;

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