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Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Research publications

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Research publications 2015

A protein atlas of the brain

November 03, 2015

Max Planck scientists quantify all proteins of the mouse brain [more]


New force sensing method reveals how cells sense tissue stiffness

November 03, 2015

With the help of Talin, cells can sense mechanical attraction [more]


A social network of human proteins

October 22, 2015

Complex life is only possible because proteins bind to each other, forming higher-order structures and signal pathways [more]

Landfill sites in neurons

May 20, 2015

Protein deposits in the brain have long been deemed damaging and the triggers for age-related disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. Franz-Ulrich Hartl, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, explains the conditions under which these deposits, known as aggregates, can also slow down ageing processes. [more]


Protein aggregates save cells during aging

May 07, 2015

Max Planck scientists identify new role of protein aggregates in neurodegeneration [more]


Live broadcast from inside the nerve cell

January 23, 2015

For the first time, Max Planck researchers observe protein degradation in intact brain cells [more]

Research publications 2014

Blossoming partnership with a root

July 15, 2014

The symbiosis by which nodule bacteria make atmospheric nitrogen available for plants has very likely exactly one evolutionary origin, about 100 million years ago [more]


Cellular defense against fatal associations between proteins and DNA

July 03, 2014

Max Planck researchers discover new mechanism of DNA repair [more]


Tension triggers muscle building

March 14, 2014

Max Planck scientists discover important mechanism for muscle building [more]


Emergency alert in the cell

February 27, 2014

Max Planck Scientists identify new mechanisms in the cellular stress response [more]

Research publications 2013

Feeding RNAs to a molecular shredder

August 16, 2013

Max Planck scientists unravel the structure of a regulatory protein complex in RNA disposal [more]


Transistor in the fly antenna

March 18, 2013

Insect odorant receptors regulate their own sensitivity [more]

Research publications 2012

New insights into a virus proteome

November 23, 2012

Max Planck scientists identify unknown proteins of the herpesvirus [more]


Cell membrane is patterned like a patchwork quilt

May 04, 2012

Max Planck researchers clarify the structure of the cell membrane [more]


The dance of the chaperones

March 08, 2012

Max Planck scientists identify key player of protein folding [more]


How cells dispose of their waste

January 23, 2012

Max Planck researchers reveal the structure of the cellular protein degradation machinery [more]

Research publications 2011

How the fly flies

November 17, 2011

Max Planck scientists discover gene switch responsible for flight muscle formation [more]


Shoe strings and egg openers

November 08, 2011

Max Planck scientists discover photosynthesis helper protein in red algae [more]


Bacterial roundabouts determine cell shape

June 03, 2011

Max Planck scientists decipher important mechanisms of bacterial cell wall synthesis. [more]


Proteomics – towards developing a library of cancer proteins

February 08, 2011

Scientists analyse the proteins within cells to identify tumour cells at an early stage. [more]

Research publications 2010

Visual proteomics

October 18, 2010

Cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) gives scientists the power to achieve nanometer scale, 3D imaging of unperturbed cellular environments. [more]


Protein folding

October 18, 2010

Understanding protein folding will aid the development of therapies that remove or prevent the formation of misfolded protein clumps. [more]


Chaperones fold Rubisco

August 01, 2010

Rubisco binds carbon dioxide during photosynthesis. Now researchers have revealed how the protein is formed [more]


Genetic Code 2.0

June 29, 2010

Novel artificial proteins for industry and science [more]


Go for Zucker

May 27, 2010

Scientists develop new method to identify glycosylated proteins [more]


Fruit Flies - A Model for Bodybuilders

March 10, 2010

Even in humans, 100 genes can play a role in the function of muscles [more]


Chaperones for climate protection

January 14, 2010

The protein Rubisco locks up carbon dioxide / Biochemists synthesis Rubisco in the test tube for the first time [more]

Research publications 2009

Cross-country runabouts - immune cells on the move

November 16, 2009

In order to effectively fight pathogens, even at remote areas of the human body, immune cells have to move quickly and in a flexible manner [more]


From cell division to ageing

August 17, 2009

Max Planck scientists locate main cell switches [more]


Restless cells

February 23, 2009

Cause of serious genetic disease discovered [more]

How cells handle broken chromosomes

February 13, 2009

Max Planck Scientists discovered a novel cellular response towards persistent DNA damage [more]

Research publications 2007

The Watchdogs of chromosome-segregation

October 29, 2007

Structure of a central regulatory core complex solved - only tight together the trio is strong [more]


Asymmetry due to Perfect Balance

April 25, 2007

Mathematical model allows elucidation of universal principles in cell polarity [more]

Research publications 2006

One Signal Elicits Thousands of Answers

November 10, 2006

Max Planck scientists establish valuable database for analysing phosphorylated proteins [more]


Two Nerve Cells in Direct Contact

November 07, 2006

Proof now established of the direct computation of optical flow fields between two hemispheres in the visual centre of flies [more]

A Catalogue of Proteins

May 29, 2006

International proteome researchers map the entire active protein inventory in cells [more]


A Tumour Suppressor in Mice and Men

May 29, 2006

Researchers in Munich discover a cellular mechanism that can protect against tumours [more]


Salmonella caught red-handed

March 15, 2006

Salmonella research provides clues to antibiotic development [more]

Research publications 2005

Bacteria Which Sense the Earth's Magnetic Field

November 20, 2005

Max Planck researchers uncover how a nanoscale "compass" inside bacteria orients them to the Earth's magnetic field [more]


Life In Deadly Conditions

October 17, 2005

Max Planck researchers sequence the genome of a microbiological master of adaptation which lives where none other can anymore [more]

Research publications 2004

Crystals in Nanofocus

August 31, 2004

Max Planck Scientists strike new paths in nanoanalysis and data storage with infrared light [more]

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