Expertise: Redox metabolism of trypanosomes, tryparedoxin, trypanothione, glutathione and thioredoxin system, disulfide reductases, drug discovery
Methodology provided: The group of Luise Krauth-Siegel is highly experienced in the functional and kinetic characterization of thiol redox proteins. They have established methods for the sensitive and quantitative determination of low molecular mass thiols as well as for the large scale production of glutathionylspermidine and trypanothione. The tools for inducible RNA-interference and gene deletion in T. brucei are available. Methods for the quantitative proteome LC/MS analysis are currently established (in collaboration with Thomas Ruppert, ZMBH).