Dr. Anja Matena


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Curriculum Vitae

Scientific and Educational Background

Since 2010 Head of the Research Group “Antimicrobial Peptides”, Department of Structural and Medicinal Biochemistry
2007 -  2010 Doctoral thesis (University Duisburg-Essen, Structural and Medical Biochemistry) NMR-spectroscopical characterization of the unstable folding Villin-Headpiece36-mutant mut8
2006 - 2007 Diploma thesis (Ruhr-University Bochum, Biophysics) Reconstitution und spectroscopical examination of the ligand-binding of CopB from Sulfolobus solfataricus
2002 - 2007 Diploma Studies in Biology at the Ruhr-University Bochum



    Journal articles

  • Bayer, Peter; Matena, Anja; Beuck, Christine
    NMR Spectroscopy of supramolecular chemistry on protein surfaces
    In: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry Vol. 16 (2020) pp. 2505 - 2522
  • van den Boom, Johannes; Hensel, Astrid; Trusch, Franziska; Matena, Anja; Siemer, Svenja; Guel, Désirée; Docter, Dominic; Höing, Alexander; Bayer, Peter; Stauber, Roland H.; Knauer, Shirley
    The other side of the corona : Nanoparticles inhibit the protease taspase1 in a size-dependent manner
    In: Nanoscale Vol. 12 (2020) Nr. 37, pp. 19093 - 19103
  • Rehic, Edisa; Hönig, Dana; Kamba, Bianca; Göhring, Anna; Hofmann, Eckhard; Gasper, Raphael; Matena, Anja; Bayer, Peter
    Structural Analysis of the 42 kDa Parvulin of Trypanosoma brucei
    In: Biomolecules Vol. 9 (2019) Nr. 3, 93
  • Matena, Anja; Rehic, Edisa; Hönig, Dana; Kamba, Bianca; Bayer, Peter
    Structure and function of the human parvulins Pin1 and Par14/17
    In: Biological Chemistry Vol. 399 (2018) Nr. 2, pp. 101 - 125
  • Wawra, Stephan; Trusch, Franziska; Matena, Anja; Apostolakis, Kostis; Linne, Uwe; Zhukov, Igor; Stanek, Jan; Koźmiński, Wiktor; Davidson, Ian; Secombes, Chris J.; Bayer, Peter; van West, Pieter
    The RxLR motif of the host targeting effector AVR3a of phytophthora infestans is cleaved before secretion
    In: The Plant Cell Vol. 29 (2017) Nr. 6, pp. 1184 - 1195
  • Trusch, Franziska; Kowski, Klaus; Bravo-Rodriguez, Kenny; Beuck, Christine; Sowislok, Andrea; Wettig, Burkhard; Matena, Anja; Sánchez-García, Elsa; Meyer, Hemmo; Schrader, Thomas; Bayer, Peter
    Molecular tweezers target a protein-protein interface and thereby modulate complex formation
    In: Chemical Communications: ChemComm Vol. 52 (2016) Nr. 98, pp. 14141 - 14144
  • Trusch, Franziska; Matena, Anja; Vuk, Maja; Körver, Lisa; Knævelsrud, Helene; Freemont, Paul S.; Meyer, Hemmo; Bayer, Peter
    The N-terminal region of the ubiquitin regulatory X (UBX) domain-containing protein 1 (UBXD1) modulates interdomain communication within the valosin-containing protein p97
    In: The Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) Vol. 290 (2015) Nr. 49, pp. 29414 - 29427
  • Elfaki, Imadeldin; Knitsch, Andre; Matena, Anja; Bayer, Peter
    Identification and characterization of peptides that bind the PPIase domain of Parvulin17
    In: Journal of Peptide Science Vol. 19 (2013) Nr. 6, pp. 362 - 369
  • Matena, Anja; Sinnen, Christian; van den Boom, Johannes; Wilms, Christoph; Dybowski, Jan Nikolaj; Maltaner, Ricarda; Müller, Jonathan W.; Link, Nina M.; Hoffmann, Daniel; Bayer, Peter
    Transient domain interactions enhance the affinity of the mitotic regulator pin1 toward phosphorylated peptide ligands
    In: Structure Vol. 21 (2013) Nr. 10, pp. 1769 - 1777
  • Wawra, Stephan; Bain, Judith; Durward, Elaine; De Bruijn, Irene; Minor, Kirsty L.; Matena, Anja; Löbach, Lars; Whisson, Stephen C.; Bayer, Peter; Porter, Andrew J.; Birch, Paul R. J.; Secombes, Chris J.; Van West, Pieter
    Host-targeting protein 1 (SpHtp1) from the oomycete Saprolegnia parasitica translocates specifically into fish cells in a tyrosine-O-sulphate-dependent manner
    In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) Vol. 109 (2012) Nr. 6, pp. 2096 - 2101
  • Müller, Jonathan W.; Link, Nina C; Matena, Anja; Hoppstock, Lukas; Rüppel, Alma; Bayer, Peter; Blankenfeldt, Wulf
    Crystallographic Proof for an Extended Hydrogen Bonding Network in Small Prolyl Isomerases
    In: Journal of the American Chemical Society: JACS Vol. 133 (2011) Nr. 50, pp. 20096 - 20099
  • Grum, Daniel; van den Boom, Johannes; Neumann, Daniel; Matena, Anja; Link, Nina; Müller, Jonathan W.
    A Heterodimer of Human 3′-Phospho-Adenosine-5′-Phosphosulphate (PAPS) Synthases Is a New Sulphate Activating Complex
    In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (BBRC) Vol. 395 (2010) Nr. 3, pp. 420 - 425
  • Thesis

  • Matena, Anja;
    NMR-spektroskopische Charakterisierung der nicht stabil faltenden Villin-Headpiece36-Mutante mut8
    Duisburg, Essen (2010) 141 Bl.