Braun

Braun

[broun; Ger. broun]
Braun, Eva, 1912-45, mistress and later wife of the German dictator Adolf Hitler. She was a shop assistant to a Nazi photographer, through whom she met Hitler. She entered his household in 1936, although their relationship was kept secret. She had no influence on the government. Hitler married her in the last days of his life, and she joined him in suicide.
Braun, Karl Ferdinand, 1850-1918, German physicist. Braun taught at the Univ. of Marburg, Strasbourg Univ., Karlsruhe's Technische Hochschule, and the Univ. of Tübingen before being named director of Physics institute at Strasbourg in 1895. He conducted researches in electricity (an electrometer and a cathode-ray tube bear his name) and the transmission of signals by radio waves (wireless telegraphy). For his pioneering work on wireless telegraphy he shared with Marconi the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Braun's lipoprotein (BLP) is one of the most abundant membrane proteins. It is bound by the covalent bond to the peptidoglycan layer and is embedded in the outer membrane by its hydrophobic head. BLP links tightly the outer membrane to the peptidoglycan layer. It is found in gram-negative cell walls.

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