EMBL Heidelberg, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany


  • PhD 2009, Linköping University, Sweden.
    Postdoctoral research at Helmholtz.
    Zentrum München and Technische Universität München.
    Group Leader – Emmy Noether Programme since 2015.


Total: 33 publication(s)


Xu ER, von Bülow S, Chen PC, Lenting PJ, Kolšek K, Aponte-Santamaría C, Simon B, Foot J, Obser T, Schneppenheim R, Gräter F, Denis CV, Wilmanns M, Hennig J. (2018)

Structure and dynamics of the platelet integrin-binding C4 domain of von Willebrand factor.

Blood doi: 10.1182/blood-2018-04-843615
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Chen PC, Hennig J. (2018)

The role of small-angle scattering in structure-based screening applications.

Biophys Rev doi: 10.1007/s12551-018-0464-x
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Chen PC, Masiewicz P, Rybin V, Svergun D, Hennig J. (2018)

A General Small-Angle X-ray Scattering-Based Screening Protocol Validated for Protein-RNA Interactions.

ACS Comb Sci 20(4) doi: 10.1021/acscombsci.8b00007
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Chen PC, Hologne M, Walker O, Hennig J. (2018)

Ab Initio Prediction of NMR Spin Relaxation Parameters from Molecular Dynamics Simulations.

J Chem Theory Comput 14(2):1009-1019. doi: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00750
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Koliopoulos MG, Lethier M, van der Veen AG, Haubrich K, Hennig J, Kowalinski E, Stevens RV, Martin SR, Reis e Sousa C, Cusack S, Rittinger K. (2018)

Molecular mechanism of influenza A NS1-mediated TRIM25 recognition and inhibition.

Nat Commun 9(1) doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04214-8


Krafczyk R, Macošek J, Jagtap PKA, Gast D, Wunder S, Mitra P, Jha AK, Rohr J, Hoffmann-Röder A, Jung K, Hennig J, Lassak J. (2017)

Structural Basis for EarP-Mediated Arginine Glycosylation of Translation Elongation Factor EF-P.

MBio 8(5) doi: 10.1128/mBio.01412-17
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Sonntag M, Jagtap PKA, Simon B, Appavou MS, Geerlof A, Stehle R, Gabel F, Hennig J, Sattler M. (2017)

Segmental, Domain-Selective Perdeuteration and Small-Angle Neutron Scattering for Structural Analysis of Multi-Domain Proteins.

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 56(32):9322-9325. doi: 10.1002/anie.201702904
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Li X, Krafczyk R, Macošek J, Li Y-L, Zou Y, Simon B, Pan X, Wu Q-Y, Yan F, Li S, Hennig J, Jung K, Lassak J, Hu H-G. (2016)

Resolving the α-glycosidic linkage of arginine-rhamnosylated translation elongation factor P triggers generation of the first ArgRha specific antibody

Chem. Sci. 7(12):6995-7001. doi: 10.1039/c6sc02889f
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Carlon A, Ravera E, Hennig J, Parigi G, Sattler M, Luchinat C. (2016)

Improved accuracy from joint X-ray and NMR refinement of a protein-RNA complex structure.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138(5) doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b11598
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Horn A, Hennig J, Ahmed YL, Stier G, Wild K, Sattler M, Sinning I. (2015)

Structural basis for cpSRP43 chromodomain selectivity and dynamics in Alb3 insertase interaction.

Nat Commun 6:8875. doi: 10.1038/ncomms9875
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Loedige I, Jakob L, Treiber T, Ray D, Stotz M, Treiber N, Hennig J, Cook KB, Morris Q, Hughes TR, Engelmann JC, Krahn MP, Meister G. (2015)

The Crystal Structure of the NHL Domain in Complex with RNA Reveals the Molecular Basis of Drosophila Brain-Tumor-Mediated Gene Regulation.

Cell Rep 13(6):1206-1220. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.09.068
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Freiburger L, Sonntag M, Hennig J, Li J, Zou P, Sattler M. (2015)

Efficient segmental isotope labeling of multi-domain proteins using Sortase A.

J. Biomol. NMR 63(1) doi: 10.1007/s10858-015-9981-0
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Hennig J, Sattler M. (2015)

Deciphering the protein-RNA recognition code: Combining large-scale quantitative methods with structural biology.

Bioessays 37(8) doi: 10.1002/bies.201500033
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Hennig J, Warner LR, Simon B, Geerlof A, Mackereth CD, Sattler M. (2015)

Structural Analysis of Protein-RNA Complexes in Solution Using NMR Paramagnetic Relaxation Enhancements.

Meth. Enzymol. 558:333-362. doi: 10.1016/bs.mie.2015.02.006
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Friberg A, Thumann S, Hennig J, Zou P, Nössner E, Ling PD, Sattler M, Kempkes B. (2015)

The EBNA-2 N-Terminal Transactivation Domain Folds into a Dimeric Structure Required for Target Gene Activation.

PLoS Pathog. 11(5) doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004910
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Hennig J, Andrésen C, Museth AK, Lundström P, Tibell LA, Jonsson BH. (2015)

Local destabilization of the metal-binding region in human copper-zinc superoxide dismutase by remote mutations is a possible determinant for progression of ALS.

Biochemistry 54(2):323-333. doi: 10.1021/bi500606j
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Hennig J, Militti C, Popowicz GM, Wang I, Sonntag M, Geerlof A, Gabel F, Gebauer F, Sattler M. (2014)

Structural basis for the assembly of the Sxl-Unr translation regulatory complex.

Nature 515(7526):287-290. doi: 10.1038/nature13693
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Feige MJ, Gräwert MA, Marcinowski M, Hennig J, Behnke J, Ausländer D, Herold EM, Peschek J, Castro CD, Flajnik M, Hendershot LM, Sattler M, Groll M, Buchner J. (2014)

The structural analysis of shark IgNAR antibodies reveals evolutionary principles of immunoglobulins.

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 111(22):8155-8160. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1321502111
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Hennig J, Sattler M. (2014)

The dynamic duo: combining NMR and small angle scattering in structural biology.

Protein Sci. 23(6):669-682. doi: 10.1002/pro.2467
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Hennig J, Gebauer F, Sattler M. (2014)

Breaking the protein-RNA recognition code.

Cell Cycle 13(23):3619-3620. doi: 10.4161/15384101.2014.986625
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Wang I, Hennig J, Jagtap PK, Sonntag M, Valcárcel J, Sattler M. (2014)

Structure, dynamics and RNA binding of the multi-domain splicing factor TIA-1.

Nucleic Acids Res. 42(9):5949-5966. doi: 10.1093/nar/gku193
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Loedige I, Stotz M, Qamar S, Kramer K, Hennig J, Schubert T, Löffler P, Längst G, Merkl R, Urlaub H, Meister G. (2014)

The NHL domain of BRAT is an RNA-binding domain that directly contacts the hunchback mRNA for regulation.

Genes Dev. 28(7):749-764. doi: 10.1101/gad.236513.113
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Pfaff J, Hennig J, Herzog F, Aebersold R, Sattler M, Niessing D, Meister G. (2013)

Structural features of Argonaute-GW182 protein interactions.

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 110(40):E3770-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1308510110
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Weininger U, Blissing AT, Hennig J, Ahlner A, Liu Z, Vogel HJ, Akke M, Lundström P. (2013)

Protein conformational exchange measured by 1H R1ρ relaxation dispersion of methyl groups.

J. Biomol. NMR 57(1):47-55. doi: 10.1007/s10858-013-9764-4
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Hennig J, Wang I, Sonntag M, Gabel F, Sattler M. (2013)

Combining NMR and small angle X-ray and neutron scattering in the structural analysis of a ternary protein-RNA complex.

J. Biomol. NMR 56(1):17-30. doi: 10.1007/s10858-013-9719-9
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Wennerstrand P, Dametto P, Hennig J, Klingstedt T, Skoglund K, Appell ML, Mårtensson LG. (2012)

Structural characteristics determine the cause of the low enzyme activity of two thiopurine S-methyltransferase allelic variants: a biophysical characterization of TPMT*2 and TPMT*5.

Biochemistry 51(30):5912-5920. doi: 10.1021/bi300377d
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Hennig J, de Vries SJ, Hennig KD, Randles L, Walters KJ, Sunnerhagen M, Bonvin AM. (2012)

MTMDAT-HADDOCK: high-throughput, protein complex structure modeling based on limited proteolysis and mass spectrometry.

BMC Struct. Biol. 12 doi: 10.1186/1472-6807-12-29
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Espinosa A, Hennig J, Ambrosi A, Anandapadmanaban M, Abelius MS, Sheng Y, Nyberg F, Arrowsmith CH, Sunnerhagen M, Wahren-Herlenius M. (2011)

Anti-Ro52 autoantibodies from patients with Sjogren's syndrome inhibit the Ro52 E3 ligase activity by blocking the E3/E2 interface.

J. Biol. Chem. 286(42):36478-36491. doi: 10.1074/jbc.m111.241786
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Hennig J, Hennig KD, Sunnerhagen M. (2008)

MTMDAT: Automated analysis and visualization of mass spectrometry data for tertiary and quaternary structure probing of proteins.

Bioinformatics 24(10):1310-1312. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btn116
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Hennig J, Bresell A, Sandberg M, Hennig KD, Wahren-Herlenius M, Persson B, Sunnerhagen M. (2008)

The fellowship of the RING: the RING-B-box linker region interacts with the RING in TRIM21/Ro52, contains a native autoantigenic epitope in Sjogren syndrome, and is an integral and conserved region in TRIM proteins.

J. Mol. Biol. 377(2):431-449. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2008.01.005
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Ottosson L, Hennig J, Espinosa A, Brauner S, Wahren-Herlenius M, Sunnerhagen M. (2006)

Structural, functional and immunologic characterization of folded subdomains in the Ro52 protein targeted in Sjogren's syndrome.

Mol. Immunol. 43(6):588-598. doi: 10.1016/j.molimm.2005.04.013
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Hennig J, Ottosson L, Andrésen C, Horvath L, Kuchroo VK, Broo K, Wahren-Herlenius M, Sunnerhagen M. (2005)

Structural organization and Zn2+-dependent subdomain interactions involving autoantigenic epitopes in the Ring-B-box-coiled-coil (RBCC) region of Ro52.

J. Biol. Chem. 280(39):33250-33261. doi: 10.1074/jbc.m503066200
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Ottosson L, Salomonsson S, Hennig J, Sonesson SE, Dörner T, Raats J, Kuchroo VK, Sunnerhagen M, Wahren-Herlenius M. (2005)

Structurally derived mutations define congenital heart block-related epitopes within the 200-239 amino acid stretch of the Ro52 protein.

Scand. J. Immunol. 61(2):109-118. doi: 10.1111/j.0300-9475.2005.01542.x
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