(§) corresponding or co-corresponding author


E. Duchardt-Ferner, S.R. Gottstein-Schmidtke, J.E. Weigand, O. Ohlenschlager, J.-P. Wurm, C. Hammann, B. Suess, J. Wöhnert§ (2016) What a Difference an OH Makes: Conformational Dynamics as the Basis for the Ligand Specificity of the Neomycin-Sensing Riboswitch. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 55 (4): 1527–1530.


C. Hacker, N.A. Christ, E. Duchardt-Ferner, S. Korn, L. Berninger, P. Kotter, K.-D. Entian, J. Wöhnert§. (2015) NMR resonance assignments of the lantibiotic immunity protein NisI from Lactococcus lactis. Biomolecular NMR assignments 9 (2): 293–297.

C. Hacker, N.A. Christ, E. Duchardt-Ferner, S. Korn, C. Gobl, L. Berninger, S. Dusterhus, U.A. Hellmich, T. Madl, P. Kotter, K.-D. Entian, J. Wöhnert§ (2015) The Solution Structure of the Lantibiotic Immunity Protein NisI and Its Interactions with Nisin. The Journal of biological chemistry 290 (48): 28869–28886.

A.C. Wolter, E. Duchardt-Ferner, A.H. Nasiri, K. Hantke, C.H. Wunderlich, C. Kreutz, J. Wohnert (2015) NMR resonance assignments for the class II GTP binding RNA aptamer in complex with GTP. Biomolecular NMR assignments Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 293-297.

D. Chatterjee, D. Kudlinzki, V. Linhard, K. Saxena, U. Schieborr, S. L. Gande, J.P. Wurm, J. Wöhnert, R. Abele, V. V. Rogov, V. Dötsch, H. D. Osiewacz, S. Sreeramulu, H. Schwalbe. Structure and Biophysical Characterization of the S-Adenosylmethionine-dependent O-Methyltransferase PaMTH1, a Putative Enzyme Accumulating during Senescence of Podospora anserinaJBC 2015, 290: 16415-30.

C. Hacker, N.A. Christ, E. Duchardt-Ferner, S. Korn, L. Berninger, P. Kötter, K.-D. Entian, J. Wöhnert§. NMR resonance assignments of the lantibiotic immunity protein NisI from Lactococcus lactisBiomol NMR Assign. 2015 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print].


J. E. Weigand, S. R. Gottstein-Schmidtke, S. Demolli, F. Groher, E. Duchardt-Ferner, J. Wöhnert, B. Suess. Sequence Elements Distal to the Ligand Binding Pocket Modulate the Efficiency of a Synthetic Riboswitch. Chembiochem 2014, 15: 1627-1637.

S. R. Gottstein-Schmidtke, E. Duchardt-Ferner, F. Groher, J. E. Weigand, D. Gottstein, B. Suess, J. Wöhnert§. Building a stable RNA U-turn with a protonated cytidine. RNA 2014, 20: 1-10.

S. Nozinovic, A. Reining, Y.-B. Kim, J. Noeske, K. Schlepckow, J. Wöhnert, H. Schwalbe. The importance of helix P1 stability for structural pre-organization and ligand binding affinity of the adenine riboswitch aptamer domain. RNA Biology2014, 11: 83-82.

J. P. Wurm, A. Lioutikov, P. Kötter, K.-D. Entian, J. Wöhnert§. Backbone and side chain NMR assignments for the ribosome assembly factor Nop6 from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biomol. NMR Assign. 2014, 8: 345-348.


U. A. Hellmich, B. L. Weis, A. Lioutikov, J. P. Wurm, M. Kaiser, N. A Christ, K. Hantke, P. Kötter, K.-D. Entian, E. Schleiff, J. Wöhnert§. Essential ribosome assembly factor Fap7 regulates a hierarchy of RNA-protein interactions during small ribosomal subunit biogenesis. PNAS 2013, 110: 15253-58.

L. Steimer, J. P. Wurm, M. H. Linden, M. G. Rudolph, J. Wöhnert§, D. Klostermeier. Recognition of two distinct elements in the RNA substrate by the RNA-binding domain of the T. thermophilus DEAD box helicase Hera. Nucleic Acids Res.2013, 41: 6259-72.

L.-K. Maier, S. J. Lange, B. Stoll, K. A. Haas, S. Fischer, E. Fischer, E. Duchardt-Ferner, J. Wöhnert, R. Backofen, A. Marchfelder. Essential requirements for the detection and degradation of invaders by the Haloferax volcanii CRISPR/Cas system I-B. RNA Biology 2013, 10: 865-874.

K. Abarca-Heidemann, E. Duchardt-Ferner, J. Wöhnert, B. S. Rothberg. Isotope labeling strategies for analysis of an ion channel cytoplasmic domain by NMR spectroscopy. Methods in Mol. Biol. 2013, 998:289-300.

U. A. Hellmich, J. Wöhnert§. Backbone resonance assignments for a homolog of the essential ribosome biogenesis factor Fap7 from P. horikoshii in its nucleotide-free and -bound forms. Biomol. NMR Assign. 2013, 7: 261-265.


Q. Zhou, A. Dowling, H. Heide, J. Wöhnert, U. Brandt, J. Baum, R. Ffrench-Constant, H. B. Bode. Xentrivalpeptides A-Q: depsipeptide diversification in Xenorhabdus. J Nat Prod. 2012, 75: 1717-22.

N. A. Christ, S. Bochmann, D. Gottstein, E. Duchardt-Ferner, U. A. Hellmich, S. Düsterhus, P. Kötter, P. Güntert, K.-D. Entian, J. Wöhnert§. The First structure of a lantibiotic immunity protein, SpaI from Bacillus subtilis, reveals a novel fold.JBC 2012, 287: 35286-98.

A. Wacker, J. Buck, C. Richter, H. Schwalbe, J. Wöhnert§. Mechanisms for differentiation between cognate and near-cognate ligands by purine riboswitches. RNA Biology 2012, 9: 672-680.

J. P. Wurm, M. Griese, U. Bahr, M. Heldt, A. Heckel, M. Karas, J. Soppa, J. Wöhnert§. Identification of the enzyme responsible for N1-methylation of pseudouridine 54 in archaeal tRNAs. RNA 2012, 18: 412-420.

T. Veith, R. Martin, J. P. Wurm, B. Weis, E. Duchardt-Ferner, C. Safferthal, R. Hennig, O. Mirus, M. T. Bohnsack, J. Wöhnert§, E. Schleiff. Structural and functional analysis of the archaeal endonuclease Nob1. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012, 40: 3259-3274. (selected as cover picture).

U. A. Hellmich, E. Duchardt-Ferner, C. Glaubitz, J. Wöhnert§. Backbone NMR resonance assignments of the nucleotide binding domain of the ABC multidrug transporter LmrA from Lactococcus lactis in its ADP-bound state. Biomol. NMR Assign. 2012, 6: 69-73.

T. Veith, J. P. Wurm, E. Duchardt-Ferner, B. Weis, R. Martin, C. Safferthal, M. T. Bohnsack, E. Schleiff, J. Wöhnert§.Backbone and side chain NMR resonance assignments for an archaeal homolog of the endonuclease Nob1 involved in ribosome biogenesis. Biomol. NMR Assign. 2012, 6: 47-50.

N. A. Christ, E. Duchardt-Ferner, S. Düsterhus, P. Kötter, K.-D. Entian, J. Wöhnert§. NMR resonance assignment of the autoimmunity protein SpaI from Bacillus subtilis ATCC 6633. Biomol. NMR Assign. 2012, 6: 9-13.


J. Buck, A. Wacker, E. Warkenthin, J. Wöhnert§, J. Wirmer-Bartoschek, H. Schwalbe. Influence of ground-state structure and Mg2+ binding on folding kinetics of the guanine-sensing riboswitch aptamer domain. Nucleic Acids Res.2011, 39: 9768-9778.

E. Duchardt-Ferner, J. Ferner, J. Wöhnert§. Rapid identification of noncanonical RNA structure elements by direct detection of OH...O-P, NH...O-P, and NH2...O-P hydrogen bonds in solution NMR-spectroscopy. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl.2011, 50: 7929-2930. (Selected as back cover)

A. Wacker, J. Buck, D. Mathieu, C. Richter, J. Wöhnert§, H. Schwalbe. Structure and dynamics of the deoxyguanosine-sensing riboswitch studied by NMR-spectroscopy. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011, 39: 6902-6812.

J. E. Weigand, S. R. Schmidtke, T. J. Will, E. Duchardt-Ferner, C. Hammann, J. Wöhnert, B. Suess. Mechanistic insights into an engineered riboswitch: A switching element which confers riboswitch activity. Nucleic Acids Res2011, 39: 3363-3372.

B. Meyer, J. P. Wurm, P. Kötter, M. S. Leisegang, V. Schilling, M. Buchhaupt, M. Held, U. Bahr, M. Karas, A. Heckel, M. T. Bohnsack, J. Wöhnert, K.-D. Entian. The Bowen-Conradi syndrome protein Nep1 (Emg1) has a dual role in eukaryotic ribosome biogenesis, as an essential assembly factor and in the methylation of Psi1191 in yeast 18S rRNA. Nucleic Acids Res2011, 39: 1526-1537. (Selected as “Featured article")


E. Duchardt-Ferner, J. E. Weigand, S. R. Schmidtke, O. Ohlenschläger, B. Suess, J. Wöhnert§. Highly modular structure and ligand binding by conformational capture in a minimalistic riboswitch. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2010, 49:6216-6219.

J. Buck, J. Noeske, J. Wöhnert, H. Schwalbe. Dissecting the influence of Mg2+ on 3D architecture and ligand-binding of the guanine-sensing riboswitch aptamer domain. Nucleic Acids Res. 2010, 38: 4143-4153.

S. R. Schmidtke, E. Duchardt-Ferner, J. E. Weigand, B. Suess, J. Wöhnert§. NMR resonance assignments of an engineered neomycin-sensing riboswitch RNA bound to ribostamycin and tobramycin. Biomol. NMR Assign. 2010, 4;115-118.

J. P. Wurm, B. Meyer, U. Bahr, M. Held, O. Frolow, P. Kötter, J. W. Engels, A. Heckel, M. Karas, K. D. Entian, J. Wöhnert§. The ribosome assembly factor Nep1 responsible for Bowen-Conradi syndrome is a pseudouridine-N1-specific methyltransferase. Nucleic Acids Res2010, 38: 2387-2398. (selected as "Featured Article")


J. P. Wurm, E. Duchardt, B. Meyer, B. Z. Leal, P. Kötter, K. D. Entian, J. Wöhnert§. Backbone resonance assignments of the 48 kDa dimeric putative 18S rRNA-methyltransferase Nep1 from Methanocaldococcus jannaschii. Biomol. NMR Assign.2009, 3: 251-254.

A. Villa, J. Wöhnert§, G. Stock. Molecular dynamics simulation study of the binding of purine bases to the aptamer domain of the guanine sensing riboswitch. Nucleic Acids Res. 2009, 37: 4774-4786.

J. Ferner, M. Suhartono, S. Breitung, H. R. Jonker, M. Hennig, J. Wöhnert, M. Göbel, H. Schwalbe. Structures of HIV TAR RNA-ligand complexes reveal higher binding stoichiometries. ChemBiochem 2009, 10: 1490-1494.


S. Cuzic, K. Abarca Heidemann, J. Wöhnert and R. Hartmann. Evidence for a rearrangement in Escherichia coli RNase P RNA-substrate complexes before cleavage chemistry. J. Mol. Biol2008, 379: 1-8.

J. Ferner, A. Villa, E. Duchardt, E. Widjajakusuma, J. Wöhnert, G. Stock and H. Schwalbe. NMR and MD-studies of the temperature dependent dynamics of RNA YNMG-tetraloops. Nucleic Acids Res2008, 36: 1928-1940.

A. B. Taylor, B. Meyer, B. Z. Leal, V. Schirf, B. Demeler, P. Koetter, P. J. Hart, K.-D. Entian and J. Wöhnert§. The crystal structure of Nep1 reveals an extended SPOUT-class methyltransferase fold and a preorganized SAM binding site. Nucleic Acids Res2008, 36: 1542-1554.


J. Buck, B. Fürtig, J. Noeske, J. Wöhnert and H. Schwalbe. Time-resolved NMR methods resolving ligand-induced RNA folding at atomic resolution. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2007, 104: 15699-15705.

J. Noeske, H. Schwalbe and J. Wöhnert§. Metal-ion binding and metal-ion induced folding of the adenine-sensing riboswitch aptamer domain. Nucleic Acids Res2007, 35: 5262-5273.

L. J. Martin, M. Hähnke, M. Nitz., J. Wöhnert, N. R. Silvaggi, K. N. Allen, H. Schwalbe and B. Imperiali. Double-lanthanide-binding tags: design, photophysical properties, and NMR applications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129: 7106-7113.

H. Schwalbe, J. Buck, B. Fürtig, J. Noeske and J. Wöhnert. Structures of RNA switches: insight into molecular recognition and tertiary structure. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2007, 46: 1212-1219. Review.

H. Jonker, S. Ilin, S. Grimm, J. Wöhnert§ and H. Schwalbe. L11 domain rearrangement upon binding to RNA and thiostrepton studied by NMR spectroscopy. Nucleic Acids Res. 200735:441-454.

J. Noeske, J. Buck, H. R. Nasiri, B. Fürtig, H. Schwalbe and J. Wöhnert§. Interplay of 'induced fit' and preorganization in the ligand induced folding of the aptamer domain of the guanine binding riboswitch. Nucleic Acids Res2007, 35:572-583.


E. Ab,  A. R. Atkinson, L. Banci, I. Bertini, ...., J. Wöhnert, M. Zweckstetter and R. Kaptein. NMR in the SPINE structural proteomics project. Acta Crystallogr. D 2006, 62: 1150-1161.

J. Noeske, C. Richter, E. Stirnal, H. Schwalbe and J. Wöhnert§. Phosphate group recognition by the aptamer domain of the thiamine pyrophosphate sensing riboswitch. ChemBioChem 2006, 7: 1451-1456.


H. R. Nasiri, H. Schwalbe, M. Bolte and J. Wöhnert. N-9,N-7-Dimethyl-hypoxanthiniumiodide. Acta Crystallogr. E - Structure reports online 2005, 61: O3353-O3354.

S. Ilin, A. Hoskins, O. Ohlenschläger, H. Schwalbe and J. Wöhnert§. Domain reorientation and induced fit upon RNA binding: solution structure and dynamics of ribosomal protein L11 from Thermotoga maritimaChemBioChem 2005, 6:1611-1618.

J. Noeske, C. Richter, M. A. Grundl, H. R. Nasiri, H. Schwalbe and J. Wöhnert§. An intermolecular base triple as the basis of ligand specificity and affinity in the guanine and adenine sensing riboswitch RNAs. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2005, 102:1372-1377.

S. Grimm and J. Wöhnert§. Chemical shift assignments of the ribosome binding factor A – a cold shock protein fromThermotoga maritimaJ. biomol. NMR 2005, 31:73-74.


E. Duchardt, C. Richter, O. Ohlenschläger, M. Görlach, J. Wöhnert and H. Schwalbe. Determination of the glycosidic bond angle c in RNA from cross-correlated relaxation of CH dipolar coupling and N chemical shift anisotropy. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2004, 126:1962-1970.

O. Ohlenschläger*, J. Wöhnert*, E. Bucci, S. Seitz, S. Häfner, R. Ramachandran, R. Zell and M. Görlach. The structure of the stemloop D subdomain of Coxsackievirus B3 cloverleaf RNA and its interaction with the proteinase 3C. Structure2004 , 12:237-248. (* O. O. und J. W. contributed equally)


J. Wöhnert, K. J. Franz, M. Nitz, B. Imperiali and H. Schwalbe. Protein alignment by a coexpressed lanthanide binding tag for the measurement of residual dipolar couplings. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125:13338-13339.

B. Fürtig, C. Richter, J. Wöhnert and H. Schwalbe. NMR spectroscopy of RNA. ChemBioChem 2003, 4:936-962. Review.

O. Ohlenschläger, J. Wöhnert, R. Ramachandran, C. Sich and M. Görlach. Nuclear magnetic resonance studies of ribonucleic acids. Spectroscopy - Int. J. 2003, 17:537-547. Review.

J. Wöhnert§, M. Görlach and H. Schwalbe. HCCNH-TOCSY-experiments for the simultaneous correlation of exchangeable and H6/H5 base proton resonances in pyrimidines. J. Biomol. NMR 2003, 26: 79-83.

S. Ilin, A. Hoskins, H. Schwalbe and J. Wöhnert§. NMR assignments and secondary structure identification of the ribosomal protein L11 from Thermotoga maritimaJ. Biomol. NMR 2003, 25: 163-164.


B. Schlott, J. Wöhnert, C. Icke, M. Hartmann, R. Ramachandran, K. Gührs, E. Glusa, J. Flemming, M. Görlach, F. Große and O. Ohlenschläger. Interaction of Kazal-type inhibitor domains with serine proteinases: Biochemical and structural studies. J. Mol. Biol2002, 318: 533-546.


C. K. Smith, J. Wöhnert, R. T. Sauer and H. Schwalbe. Assignments of the 1H, 13C, and 15N resonances of the substrate-binding SSD domain from Lon protease. J. Biomol. NMR 2001, 21: 387-388.

K. Agbaria, J. Wöhnert and S. E. Biali. Extraannular fluorinated calixarenes: regiospecificity of the deoxofluorination reactions of bis(spirodienol) derivatives. J. Org. Chem. 2001, 66: 7059-7066.


F. Mueller, I. Sommer, P. Baranov, R. Matadeen, M. Stoldt, J. Wöhnert, M. Görlach, M. van Heel and R. Brimacombe. The 3D arrangement of the 23S and 5S rRNA in the Escherichia coli 50S ribosomal subunit based on a cryo-electron microscopic reconstruction at 7.5 Å resolution. J. Mol. Biol2000, 298: 35-59.


M. Stoldt*, J. Wöhnert*, O. Ohlenschläger, M. Görlach and L. R. Brown. The NMR structure of the 5S rRNA E-domain–protein L25 complex shows preformed and induced recognition. EMBO J. 1999, 18: 6508-6521.    (* M. S. und J. W. contributed equally)

J. Wöhnert, A.J. Dingley, M. Stoldt, M. Görlach, S. Grzesiek and L. R. Brown. Direct identification of NH···N hydrogen bonds in non-canonical base pairs of RNA by NMR spectroscopy. Nucl. Acids Res. 1999, 27: 3104-3110.

J. Wöhnert, R. Ramachandran, M. Görlach and L. R. Brown. Triple-resonance experiments for correlation of H5 and exchangeable pyrimidine base hydrogens in 13C,15N labelled RNA. J. Magn. Reson. 1999, 139: 430-433


M. Stoldt*, J. Wöhnert*, M. Görlach and L. R. Brown. The NMR structure of Escherichia coli ribosomal protein L25 shows homology to general stress proteins and glutaminyl-tRNA synthetases. EMBO J. 1998, 17: 6377-6384.

J. Wöhnert, J. Brenn, M. Stoldt, O. Aleksiuk, F. Grynszpan, I. Thondorf and S. E. Biali. Conformation and stereodynamics of Monodioxamethylene Calix[4]arene derivatives. J. Org. Chem. 1998, 63: 3866-3874.


S. E. Biali, V. Böhmer, J. Brenn, M. Frings, I. Thondorf, W. Vogt and J. Wöhnert. Conformation, inversion barrier, and solvent-induced conformational shift in Exo- and Endo/Exo-Calix[4]arenes. J. Org. Chem1997, 62: 8350-8360.

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