Research publications

You can find more research publications messages on the website of the Institute:

Research publications 2016

Scientists model a crucial component of cell division

September 09, 2016

Researchers synthesize kinetochore and analyze the way it functions [more]


Why is Usain Bolt the fastest person on Earth?

July 21, 2016

Max Planck researchers observe muscles at work with the help of new microscopes [more]


Sharper than living matter permits

July 11, 2016

Max Planck researchers outsmart the biological uncertainty principle [more]

Research publications 2015

Nature’s pharmacy – plant-based active substance kills renal cancer cells

March 17, 2015

Extracted from the Phyllanthus engleri tree, englerin A kills the cancer cells by increasing their calcium concentration [more]

Research publications 2014

The ryanodine receptor: calcium channel in muscle cells

December 02, 2014

Scientists decode the three-dimensional structure of the calcium channel with unprecedented accuracy [more]


A cancer protein’s journey to cell membrane

April 10, 2014

KRas moves between various membranes within the cell, so that it is available in a sufficient quantity at its actual destination [more]


Toxic injection with elastic band

February 24, 2014

Scientists discover how Tc toxins inject bacterial toxins [more]

Research publications 2013

New inhibitor blocks the oncogenic protein KRAS

August 08, 2013

Deltarasin prevents the transport of the oncogenic protein KRAS to the cell membrane [more]


Bacteria with vuvuzelas

March 20, 2013

Microbes use a channel protein as a syringe for toxins [more]

Research publications 2012

Locating muscle proteins

July 20, 2012

Max Planck scientists bring the basis of muscle movement into sharper focus [more]


New details about gene regulation explained

May 19, 2012

The transcription factor P-TEFb regulates RNA polymerase based on an unexpected pattern [more]


Biology-oriented synthesis (BIOS) – cancer drugs based on natural models

February 27, 2012

Max Planck researchers develop methods to simplify the search for effective substances and their synthesis [more]

Research publications 2011

Record reaction cascade yields cancer drug candidate

December 25, 2011

Researchers generate Centrocountins involved in cell division in twelve-step cascade synthesis process [more]


Protein reveals oxygen availability to plants

October 23, 2011

Life span of RAP2.12 increases under hypoxia [more]


The urea cycle: An anabolic steroid for diatoms

May 11, 2011

The recovery of nitrogen from the urea cycle may explain the evolutionary success of diatoms [more]

Research publications 2010

Hijacked supplies for pathogens

July 23, 2010

Legionnaire’s disease bacteria tap into the material transport in immune cells [more]


Transportation governed by simple rules

April 30, 2010

Max Planck scientists unlock the secret of how cells maintain the spatial distribution of proteins [more]

Research publications 2009

Navigating in the ocean of molecules

July 27, 2009

A computer program points the way to new candidate agents [more]

Research publications 2006

Biology-Oriented Synthesis (BIOS): from natural product to new therapeutics

July 03, 2006

Natural product based concept for the synthesis of new active agents yields first results [more]

Research publications 2005

A "Periodic Table" of Natural Products

November 28, 2005

Max Planck scientists in Dortmund develop the first structural classification of natural products and discover a new structural class of enzyme inhibitors [more]


Molecular Probes for Biology Research and Drug Discovery

January 24, 2005

The Max Planck Society initiates a new "Chemical Genomics Centre" at the crossroads of Biology, Chemistry and Medicine in Dortmund [more]

Go to Editor View