EMBL Hamburg, Notkestraße 85, 22607 Hamburg, Germany


  • PhD 2008, Institute of Physics at the University of Halle-Wittenberg.
    Postdoctoral researcher at the Karolinska Institutet.
    Group leader at EMBL Hamburg since 2014.


Total: 45 publication(s)


Geiger M, Brown C, Wichers JS, Strauss J, Lill A, Thuenauer R, Liffner B, Wilcke L, Lemcke S, Heincke D, Pazicky S, Bachmann A, Löw C, Wilson D, Filarsky M, Zhang K, Burda PC, Gilberger TW, Junop M. (2019)

Structural insights into PfARO and characterization of its interaction with PfAIP.

J. Mol. Biol. 432(4) doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2019.12.024
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Wichers JS, Scholz JAM, Strauss J, Witt S, Lill A, Ehnold LI, Neupert N, Liffner B, Lühken R, Petter M, Lorenzen S, Wilson DW, Löw C, Lavazec C, Bruchhaus I, Gilberger TW, Tannich E, Bachmann A. (2019)

Dissecting the gene expression, localization, membrane topology, and function of the Plasmodium falciparum STEVOR protein family.

mBio 10(4) doi: 10.1128/mBio.01500-19
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Kotov V, Bartels K, Veith K, Josts I, Subhramanyam UKT, Günther C, Labahn J, Marlovits TC, Moraes I, Tidow H, Löw C, Garcia-Alai MM. (2019)

High-throughput stability screening for detergent-solubilized membrane proteins.

Sci Rep 9(1) doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-46686-8
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Ural-Blimke Y, Flayhan A, Strauss J, Rantos V, Bartels K, Nielsen R, Pardon E, Steyaert J, Kosinski J, Quistgaard EM, Low C. (2019)

Structure of prototypic peptide transporter DtpA from E. coli in complex with valganciclovir provides insights into drug binding of human PepT1.

J Am Chem Soc. 141(6):2404-2412. doi: 10.1021/jacs.8b11343
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Hajizadeh N, Pieprzyk J, Skopintsev P, Flayhan A, Svergun DI, Loew C. (2018)

Probing the architecture of a multi-PDZ domain protein: structure of PDZK1 in solution.

Structure 26(11):1522-1533. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2018.07.016
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Martinez Molledo M, Quistgaard EM, Löw C. (2018)

Tripeptide binding in a Proton-Dependent Oligopeptide Transporter.

FEBS Lett 592(19) doi: 10.1002/1873-3468.13246
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Pieprzyk J, Pazicky S, Löw C. (2018)

Transient Expression of Recombinant Membrane-eGFP Fusion Proteins in HEK293 Cells.

Methods Mol Biol 1850:17-31. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8730-6_2
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Martinez Molledo M, Quistgaard EM, Flayhan A, Pieprzyk J, Löw C. (2018)

Multispecific Substrate Recognition in a Proton-Dependent Oligopeptide Transporter

Cell Struct. Funct. 26(3) doi: 10.1016/j.str.2018.01.005
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Flayhan A, Mertens HDT, Ural-Blimke Y, Martinez Molledo M, Svergun DI, Löw C. (2018)

Saposin Lipid Nanoparticles: A Highly Versatile and Modular Tool for Membrane Protein Research.

Structure 26(2):345-355.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2018.01.007
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Veith K, Martinez Molledo M, Almeida Hernandez Y, Josts I, Nitsche J, Löw C, Tidow H. (2017)

Lipid-like Peptides can Stabilize Integral Membrane Proteins for Biophysical and Structural Studies.

Chembiochem 18(17):1735-1742. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201700235
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Quistgaard EM, Martinez Molledo M, Löw C. (2017)

Structure determination of a major facilitator peptide transporter: Inward facing PepTSt from Streptococcus thermophilus crystallized in space group P3121.

PLoS ONE 12(3):1-20. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173126
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Quistgaard EM, Weininger U, Ural-Blimke Y, Modig K, Nordlund P, Akke M, Low C. (2016)

Molecular insights into substrate recognition and catalytic mechanism of the chaperone and FKBP peptidyl-prolyl isomerase SlyD

BMC BIOL 14(1):1-25. doi: 10.1186/s12915-016-0300-3
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Frauenfeld J, Löving R, Armache JP, Sonnen AF, Guettou F, Moberg P, Zhu L, Jegerschöld C, Flayhan A, Briggs JA, Garoff H, Löw C, Cheng Y, Nordlund P. (2016)

A saposin-lipoprotein nanoparticle system for membrane proteins.

Nat. Methods 13(4):345-351. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.3801
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Quistgaard EM, Löw C, Guettou F, Nordlund P. (2016)

Understanding transport by the major facilitator superfamily (MFS): structures pave the way.

Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 17(2):123-32. doi: 10.1038/nrm.2015.25
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Guettou F, Quistgaard EM, Raba M, Moberg P, Löw C, Nordlund P. (2014)

Selectivity mechanism of a bacterial homolog of the human drug-peptide transporters PepT1 and PepT2.

Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 21(8):728-731. doi: 10.1038/nsmb.2860
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Dovega R, Tsutakawa S, Quistgaard EM, Anandapadamanaban M, Löw C, Nordlund P. (2014)

Structural and Biochemical Characterization of Human PR70 in Isolation and in Complex with the Scaffolding Subunit of Protein Phosphatase 2A

PLoS ONE 9(7):e101846. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101846
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Löw C, Quistgaard EM, Kovermann M, Anandapadamanaban M, Balbach J, Nordlund P. (2014)

Structural basis for PTPA interaction with the invariant C-terminal tail of PP2A

Biol. Chem. 395(7-8):881-889. doi: 10.1515/hsz-2014-0106
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Quistgaard EM, Löw C, Moberg P, Nordlund P. (2013)

Metal-mediated crystallization of the xylose transporter XylE from Escherichia coli in three different crystal forms

J. Struct. Biol. 184(2):375-378. doi: 10.1016/j.jsb.2013.09.009
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Guettou F, Quistgaard EM, Trésaugues L, Moberg P, Jegerschöld C, Zhu L, Jong AJ, Nordlund P, Löw C. (2013)

Structural insights into substrate recognition in proton-dependent oligopeptide transporters

EMBO Rep. 14(9):804-810. doi: 10.1038/embor.2013.107
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Quistgaard EM, Löw C, Moberg P, Guettou F, Maddi K, Nordlund P. (2013)

Structural and biophysical characterization of the cytoplasmic domains of human BAP29 and BAP31

PLoS ONE 8(8):e71111. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0071111
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Weininger U, Respondek M, Löw C, Akke M. (2013)

Slow aromatic ring flips detected despite near-degenerate NMR frequencies of the exchanging nuclei

J Phys Chem B 117(31):9241-9247. doi: 10.1021/jp4058065
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Löw C, Moberg P, Quistgaard EM, Hedrén M, Guettou F, Frauenfeld J, Haneskog L, Nordlund P. (2013)

High-throughput analytical gel filtration screening of integral membrane proteins for structural studies

Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1830(6):3497-3508. doi: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2013.02.001
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Quistgaard EM, Löw C, Moberg P, Trésaugues L, Nordlund P. (2013)

Structural basis for substrate transport in the GLUT-homology family of monosaccharide transporters

Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 20(6):766-768. doi: 10.1038/nsmb.2569
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Guettou F, Löw C, Quistgard E, Hedrén M, Frauenfeld J, Nordlund P, Haneskog L, Moberg P. (2013)

Rapid screening of integral membrane proteins – detergents suitable for structure determination

Discovery Matters (16)

Löw C, Yau YH, Pardon E, Jegerschöld C, Wåhlin L, Quistgaard EM, Moberg P, Geifman-Shochat S, Steyaert J, Nordlund P. (2013)

Nanobody mediated crystallization of an archeal mechanosensitive channel

PLoS ONE 8(10):e77984. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077984
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Quistgaard EM, Nordlund P, Löw C. (2012)

High-resolution insights into binding of unfolded polypeptides by the PPIase chaperone SlpA

FASEB J. 26(10):4003-4013. doi: 10.1096/fj.12-208397
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Löw C, Stubbs MT, Haupt C, Balbach J. (2012)

Metallochaperone SlyD

In: Scott RA (ed.), Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Hoboken.doi: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc2061

Löw C, Jegerschöld C, Kovermann M, Moberg P, Nordlund P. (2012)

Optimisation of over-expression in E. coli and biophysical characterisation of human membrane protein synaptogyrin 1

PLoS ONE 7(6):e38244. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038244
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Klepsch MM, Kovermann M, Löw C, Balbach J, Permentier HP, Fusetti F, de Gier JW, Slotboom DJ, Berntsson RP. (2011)

Escherichia coli peptide binding protein OppA has a preference for positively charged peptides

J. Mol. Biol. 414(1):75-85. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2011.09.043
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Kahra D, Kovermann M, Löw C, Hirschfeld V, Haupt C, Balbach J, Hübner CG. (2011)

Conformational plasticity and dynamics in the generic protein folding catalyst SlyD unraveled by single-molecule FRET

J. Mol. Biol. 411(4):781-790. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2011.05.002
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Kovermann M, Zierold R, Haupt C, Löw C, Balbach J. (2011)

NMR relaxation unravels interdomain crosstalk of the two domain prolyl isomerase and chaperone SlyD

Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1814(7):873-881. doi: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2011.03.016
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Moberg P, Burstedt M, Nordlund P, Haneskog L, Löw C. (2011)

Stability of membrane proteins analyzed by gel filtration

Discovery Matters (13)

Löw C, Hedrén M, Nordlund P, Haneskog L, Moberg P. (2011)

Rapid buffer scouting and quality control of integral membrane proteins

Discovery Matters (12):10-11.


Loew C, Nordlund P. (2010)

Structural studies of the human tetraspan vesicle membrane proteins

FEBS J 277:226-227.

Löw C, Neumann P, Tidow H, Weininger U, Haupt C, Friedrich-Epler B, Scholz C, Stubbs MT, Balbach J. (2010)

Crystal structure determination and functional characterization of the metallochaperone SlyD from Thermus thermophilus

J. Mol. Biol. 398(3):375-390. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2010.03.014
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Löw C. (2009)

Energy Landscapes of Protein Folding: From Structure to Function

SVH Verlag, Saarbrücken.

Weininger U, Zeeb M, Neumann P, Löw C, Stubbs MT, Lipps G, Balbach J. (2009)

Structure-based stability analysis of an extremely stable dimeric DNA binding protein from Sulfolobus islandicus

Biochemistry 48(42):10030-10037. doi: 10.1021/bi900760n
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Schulenburg C, Löw C, Weininger U, Mrestani-Klaus C, Hofmann H, Balbach J, Ulbrich-Hofmann R, Arnold U. (2009)

The folding pathway of onconase is directed by a conserved intermediate

Biochemistry 48(35):8449-8457. doi: 10.1021/bi900596j
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Hofmann H, Weininger U, Löw C, Golbik RP, Balbach J, Ulbrich-Hofmann R. (2009)

Fast amide proton exchange reveals close relation between native-state dynamics and unfolding kinetics

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131(1):140-146. doi: 10.1021/ja8048942
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Löw C, Homeyer N, Weininger U, Sticht H, Balbach J. (2009)

Conformational switch upon phosphorylation: human CDK inhibitor p19INK4d between the native and partially folded state

ACS Chem. Biol. 4(1):53-63. doi: 10.1021/cb800219m
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Löw C, Weininger U, Lee H, Schweimer K, Neundorf I, Beck-Sickinger AG, Pastor RW, Balbach J. (2008)

Structure and dynamics of helix-0 of the N-BAR domain in lipid micelles and bilayers

Biophys. J. 95(9):4315-4323. doi: 10.1529/biophysj.108.134155
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Löw C, Weininger U, Neumann P, Klepsch M, Lilie H, Stubbs MT, Balbach J. (2008)

Structural insights into an equilibrium folding intermediate of an archaeal ankyrin repeat protein

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105(10):3779-3784. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0710657105
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Schulenburg C, Martinez-Senac MM, Löw C, Golbik R, Ulbrich-Hofmann R, Arnold U. (2007)

Identification of three phases in Onconase refolding

FEBS J. 274(22):5826-5833. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-4658.2007.06106.x
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Löw C, Weininger U, Zeeb M, Zhang W, Laue ED, Schmid FX, Balbach J. (2007)

Folding mechanism of an ankyrin repeat protein: scaffold and active site formation of human CDK inhibitor p19(INK4d)

J. Mol. Biol. 373(1):219-231. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2007.07.063
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Zeeb M, Max KE, Weininger U, Löw C, Sticht H, Balbach J. (2006)

Recognition of T-rich single-stranded DNA by the cold shock protein Bs-CspB in solution

Nucleic Acids Res. 34(16):4561-4571. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkl376
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