Prof. Dr. Jens Wöhnert

Room N200/2.04
Institute für Molecular Bio Science
Max von Laue-Str. 9
D-60438 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 69 798 29271
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Research Interest

  • RNA-protein compexes
  • rioboswitches

Main methods

  • liquid state NMR

Selected recent publications:

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A Stably Protonated Adenine Nucleotide with a Highly Shifted pKa Value Stabilizes the Tertiary Structure of a GTP-Binding RNA Aptamer

Wolter AC, Weickhmann AK, Nasiri AH, Hantke K, Ohlenschläger O, Wunderlich CH, Kreutz C, Duchardt-Ferner E, Wöhnert J., Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2017 Jan 2;56(1):401-404.

An intermolecular G-quadruplex as the basis for GTP recognition in the class V-GTP aptamer

Nasiri AH, Wurm JP, Immer C, Weickhmann AK, Wöhnert J., RNA. 2016 Nov;22(11):1750-1759.

What a Difference an OH Makes: Conformational Dynamics as the Basis for the Ligand Specificity of the Neomycin-Sensing Riboswitch

Duchardt-Ferner E, Gottstein-Schmidtke SR, Weigand JE, Ohlenschläger O, Wurm JP, Hammann C, Suess B, Wöhnert J., Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2016 Jan 22;55(4):1527-30.

Building a stable RNA U-turn with a protonated cytidine

Gottstein-Schmidtke SR, Duchardt-Ferner E, Groher F, Weigand JE, Gottstein D, Suess B, Wöhnert J., RNA. 2014 Aug;20(8):1163-72.

Essential ribosome assembly factor Fap7 regulates a hierarchy of RNA-protein interactions during small ribosomal subunit biogenesis

Hellmich UA, Weis BL, Lioutikov A, Wurm JP, Kaiser M, Christ NA, Hantke K, Kötter P, Entian KD, Schleiff E, Wöhnert J., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Sep 17;110(38):15253-8.