Andrea Pullner

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Lack of immunological tolerance against self-antigens results in autoimmune disorders. During onset of autoimmunity, dendritic cells (DCs) are thought to be critical for priming of self-reactive T cells that have escaped tolerance induction. However, because DCs can also induce T cell tolerance, it remains unclear whether DCs are required under steady-state(More)
Transcription activation and repression of eukaryotic genes are associated with conformational and topological changes of the DNA and chromatin, altering the spectrum of proteins associated with an active gene. Segments of the human c-myc gene possessing non-B structure in vivo located with enzymatic and chemical probes. Sites hypertensive to cleavage with(More)
The proto-oncogene c-myc is transcribed from a dual promoter P1/P2, with transcription initiation sites 160 base pairs apart. Here we have studied the transcriptional activation of both promoters on chromatin templates. c-myc chromatin was reconstituted on stably transfected, episomal, Epstein-Barr virus-derived vectors in a B cell line. Episomal P1 and P2(More)
The nucleosomal structure of active and inactive c-myc genes has been analyzed in detail in undifferentiated and differentiated cells of the promyelocytic leukemia cell line HL60. The c-myc P2 promoter was never found in nucleosomal configuration, no matter whether c-myc was expressed or not. Differences in the nucleosomal structure, however, were found in(More)
Eosinophils are potent effector cells associated with allergic inflammation and parasite infections. However, limited information exists about their turnover, migration, and survival in vivo. To address these important questions, we determined murine eosinophil turnover under steady state and inflammatory conditions by flow cytometric analysis of BrdU(More)
Organization of DNA into chromatin has been shown to contribute to a repressed state of gene transcription. Disruption of nucleosomal structure is observed in response to gene induction, suggesting a model in which RNA polymerase II (pol II) is recruited to the promoter upon reorganization of nucleosomes. Here we show that induction of c-myc transcription(More)
Transcriptional activation of the c-myc proto-oncogene is mediated by the transition of promoter proximal, paused RNA polymerase II (pol II) into a processive transcription mode. Using a transcription assay which allows the high resolution mapping of transcriptional complexes in intact nuclei, we have characterized the promoter proximal pause positions of(More)
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