Reinhard Klein

Professor Department of Life Sciences

  • Virology
  • Molecular biology
  • Selb, R., Derntl, C., Klein, R., Alte, B., Hofbauer, C., Kaufmann, M., Beraha, J., Schöner, L., & Witte, A. (2017): The Viral Gene ORF79 Encodes a Repressor Regulating Induction of the Lytic Life Cycle in the Haloalkaliphilic Virus ϕCh1. Journal of virology, 91(9): e00206-17.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.00206-17
  • Derntl, C., Selb, R., Klein, R., Alte, B., & Witte, A. (2015): Genomic manipulations in alkaliphilic haloarchaea demonstrated by a gene disruption in Natrialba magadii. FEMS microbiology letters, 362(21): fnv179.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/femsle/fnv179
  • Derntl, C., Selb, R., Klein, R., Alte, B., & Witte, A. (2015): Genomic manipulations in alkaliphilic haloarchaea demonstrated by a gene disruption in Natrialba magadii. FEMS microbiology letters, 362(21): fnv179.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/femsle/fnv179
  • Bellutti, F., Kauer, M., Kneidinger, D., Lion, T., & Klein, R. (2015): Identification of RISC-associated adenoviral microRNAs, a subset of their direct targets, and global changes in the targetome upon lytic adenovirus 5 infection. Journal of virology, 89(3): 1608–1627.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.02336-14
  • Bellutti, F., Kauer, M., Kneidinger, D., Lion, T., & Klein, R. (2015): Identification of RISC-associated adenoviral microRNAs, a subset of their direct targets, and global changes in the targetome upon lytic adenovirus 5 infection. Journal of virology, 89(3): 1608–1627.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.02336-14
  • Ibrišimović, M., Lion, T., & Klein, R. (2013): Combinatorial targeting of 2 different steps in adenoviral DNA replication by herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase and artificial microRNA expression for the inhibition of virus multiplication in the presence of ganciclovir. BMC biotechnology, 13(1): 54.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6750-13-54
  • Mayrhofer-Iro, M., Ladurner, A., Meissner, C., Derntl, C., Reiter, M., Haider, F., Dimmel, K., Rössler, N., Klein, R., Baranyi, U., Scholz, H., & Witte, A. (2013): Utilization of virus φCh1 elements to establish a shuttle vector system for Halo(alkali)philic Archaea via transformation of Natrialba magadii. Applied and environmental microbiology, 79(8): 2741–2748.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.03287-12
  • Ibrišimović, M., Kneidinger, D., Lion, T., & Klein, R. (2013): An adenoviral vector-based expression and delivery system for the inhibition of wild-type adenovirus replication by artificial microRNAs. Antiviral research, 97(1): 10–23.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.antiviral.2012.10.008
  • Kneidinger, D., Ibrišimović, M., Lion, T., & Klein, R. (2012): Inhibition of adenovirus multiplication by short interfering RNAs directly or indirectly targeting the viral DNA replication machinery. Antiviral research, 94(3): 195–207.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.antiviral.2012.03.011
  • Ibrišimović, M., Nagl, U., Kneidinger, D., Rauch, M., Lion, T., & Klein, R. (2012): Targeted expression of herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase in adenovirus-infected cells reduces virus titers upon treatment with ganciclovir in vitro. The journal of gene medicine, 114(1): 3–19.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/jgm.1638
  • Klein, R., Rössler, N., Iro, M., Scholz, H., & Witte, A. (2012): Haloarchaeal myovirus φCh1 harbours a phase variation system for the production of protein variants with distinct cell surface adhesion specificities. Molecular microbiology, 83(1): 137–150.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2958.2011.07921.x
  • Klein, R., Ruttkowski, B., Schwab, S., Peterbauer, T., Salmons, B., Günzburg, W. H., & Hohenadl, C. (2008): Mouse mammary tumor virus promoter-containing retroviral promoter conversion vectors for gene-directed enzyme prodrug therapy are functional in vitro and in vivo. Journal of biomedicine & biotechnology, 2008(683505 ): 10.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1155/2008/683505
  • Agu, C. A., Klein, R., Lengler, J., Schilcher, F., Gregor, W., Peterbauer, T., Bläsi, U., Salmons, B., Günzburg, W. H., & Hohenadl, C. (2007): Bacteriophage-encoded toxins: the lambda-holin protein causes caspase-independent non-apoptotic cell death of eukaryotic cells. Cellular microbiology, 9(7): 1753–1765.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-5822.2007.00911.x
  • Iro, M., Klein, R., Gálos, B., Baranyi, U., Rössler, N., & Witte, A. (2007): The lysogenic region of virus phiCh1: identification of a repressor-operator system and determination of its activity in halophilic Archaea. xtremophiles : life under extreme conditions, 11(2): 383–396.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00792-006-0040-3
  • Klein, R., Ruttkowski, B., Knapp, E., Salmons, B., Günzburg, W. H., & Hohenadl, C. (2006): WPRE-mediated enhancement of gene expression is promoter and cell line specific. Gene, 372: 153–161.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gene.2005.12.018
  • Hand, N. J., Klein, R., Laskewitz, A., & Pohlschröder, M. (2006): Archaeal and bacterial SecD and SecF homologs exhibit striking structural and functional conservation. Journal of bacteriology,, 188(4): 1251–1259.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1128/JB.188.4.1251-1259.2006
  • Agu, C. A., Klein, R., Schwab, S., König-Schuster, M., Kodajova, P., Ausserlechner, M., Binishofer, B., Bläsi, U., Salmons, B., Günzburg, W. H., & Hohenadl, C. (2006): The cytotoxic activity of the bacteriophage lambda-holin protein reduces tumour growth rates in mammary cancer cell xenograft models. The journal of gene medicine, 8(2): 229–241.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/jgm.833
  • Mangold, M., Siller, M., Roppenser, B., Vlaminckx, B. J., Penfound, T. A., Klein, R., Novak, R., Novick, R. P., & Charpentier, E. (2004): Synthesis of group A streptococcal virulence factors is controlled by a regulatory RNA molecule. Molecular microbiology, 53(5): 1515–1527.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2958.2004.04222.x
  • Rössler, N., Klein, R., Scholz, H., & Witte, A. (2004): Inversion within the genome of the haloalkaliphilic virus phiCh1 results in differential expression of structural proteins. Molecular microbiology, 52(2): 413–426.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2958.2003.03983.x
  • Klein, R., Baranyi, U., Rössler, N., Greineder, B., Scholz, H., & Witte, A. (2002): Natrialba magadii virus fCh: First complete nucleotide sequence and functional organization of a virus infecting an extreme haloalkaliphilic archaeon. Molecular microbiology, 45(3): 851–863.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2958.2002.03064.x
  • Klein, R., Greineder, B., Baranyi, U., & Witte, A. (2000): The structural protein E of the archaeal virus phiCh1: evidence for processing in Natrialba magadii during virus maturation. Virology, 276(2): 376–387.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1006/viro.2000.0565
  • Baranyi, U., Klein, R., Lubitz, W., Krüger, D. H., & Witte, A. (2000): The archaeal halophilic virus-encoded Dam-like methyltransferase M. phiCh1-I methylates adenine residues and complements dam mutants in the low salt environment of Escherichia coli. Molecular microbiology, 35(5): 1168–1179.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2958.2000.01786.x
  • Katinger, A., Lubitz, W., Szostak, M. P., Stadler, M., Klein, R., Indra, A., Huter, V., & Hensel, A. (1999): Pigs aerogenously immunized with genetically inactivated (ghosts) or irradiated Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae are protected against a homologous aerosol challenge despite differing in pulmonary cellular and antibody responses. Journal of biotechnology, 73(2-3): 251–260.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0168-1656(99)00143-1
  • Witte, A., Baranyi, U., Klein, R., Sulzner, M., Luo, C., Wanner, G., Krüger, D. H., & Lubitz, W. (1997): Characterization of Natronobacterium magadii phage phi Ch1, a unique archaeal phage containing DNA and RNA. Molecular microbiology, 23(3): 603–616.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2958.1997.d01-1879.x
  • Szostak, M. P., Hensel, A., Eko, F. O., Klein, R., Auer, T., Mader, H., Haslberger, A., Bunka, S., Wanner, G., & Lubitz, W. (1996): Bacterial ghosts: non-living candidate vaccines. Journal of biotechnology, 44(1-3): 161–170.

    Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-1656(95)00123-9