A. J. van der Eb

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Specificity is an essential prerequisite for cancer gene therapy. Recently we described that apoptin, a protein of 121 amino acids which is derived from the chicken anemia virus, induces programmed cell death or apoptosis in transformed and malignant cells, but not in normal, diploid cells (Danen-van Oorschot AAAM et al, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1997; 94:(More)
Mdm2 and MDMX are two structurally related p53-binding proteins which show the highest level of sequence similarity in the N-terminal p53-binding domains. Apart from its ability to inhibit p53 mediated transcription, a feature it shares with mdm2, very little is known about the physiological functions of MDMX. It is clearly distinct from mdm2 since its(More)
The adenovirus E1A proteins activate the c-jun promoter through two Jun/ATF-binding sites, jun1 and jun2. P300, a transcriptional coactivator of several AP1 and ATF transcription factors has been postulated to play a role in this activation. Here, we present evidence that p300 can control c-jun transcription by acting as a cofactor for ATF2: (1)(More)
Recombinant adenovirus vectors are popular tools for gene transfer and gene therapy. However biosafety constraints require that all handling of the vectors and vector-containing samples is restricted to dedicated containment laboratories, unless they had undergone a validated virus-inactivation procedure, which decontaminates the samples from any active(More)
BAG-1 has been identified as a Bcl-2-binding protein that inhibits apoptosis, either alone or in co-operation with Bcl-2. Here we show that BAG-1 inhibits p53- induced apoptosis in the human tumour cell line Saos-2. In contrast, BAG-1 was unable to inhibit the p53-independent pathway induced by apoptin, an apoptosis-inducing protein derived from chicken(More)
Exposure of human cells to genotoxic agents induces various signaling pathways involved in the execution of stress- and DNA-damage responses. Inappropriate functioning of the DNA-damage response to ionizing radiation (IR) is associated with the human diseases ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T) and Nijmegen Breakage syndrome (NBS). Here, we show that IR efficiently(More)
The Wilms' tumor 1 gene (WT1) encodes a transcription factor of the zinc-finger family and is homozygously mutated or deleted in a subset of Wilms' tumors. Through alternative mRNA splicing, the gene is expressed as four main polypeptides that differ by a stretch of 17 amino acids just N-terminal of the four zinc-fingers and three amino acids between zinc(More)
In the majority of the methods for purifying and concentrating recombinant adenoviruses (rAds) the virus that is associated with the helper cells is harvested, while the virus that is present in the cell-culture medium is discarded. During routine propagation of adenovirus type-5 vectors at optimised conditions we noted that, on average, 47% of the total(More)
Apoptin, a protein derived from chicken anemia virus, has previously been shown to induce apoptosis in a p53-independent and Bcl-2-stimulated manner in transformed and tumorigenic human cells but not in normal diploid human cells, suggesting that it is a potential agent for tumor therapy. Here we report that Apoptin can induce apoptosis in UV-C-irradiated(More)