Andrea Thiele

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Wnt signalling, which is transduced through beta-catenin/TCF4, maintains the undifferentiated state of intestinal crypt progenitor cells. Mutational activation of the pathway initiates the adenomacarcinoma sequence. Whereas all other differentiated epithelial cells migrate from the crypt onto the villus, Paneth cells home towards the source of Wnt(More)
The contribution of Escherichia coli hemolysin (ECH) to bacterial virulence has been considered mainly in context with its hemolytic properties. We here report that this prevalent bacterial cytolysin is the most potent leukocidin known to date. Very low concentrations (approximately 1 ng/ml) of ECH evoke membrane permeability defects in PMN (2-10 x 10(6)(More)
Heterogeneities in the density of hepatitis C virus RNA-carrying material (HCV-RNA-CM) found in human sera (1.03–1.20 g/cm3) are attributed to the binding of low-density lipoproteins and/or of IgG. In some sera HCV-RNA-CM seems to be nearly totally bound to β-lipoproteins and cannot be precipitated by anti-IgG (γ); in others more than 95% of HCV-RNA-CM is(More)
Beta-catenin, the central player of the Wnt signaling cascade, is a well-known oncogene. The regulation of beta-catenin protein stability has been studied extensively while other mechanisms that control cellular levels of beta-catenin have hardly been addressed. In this study, we show that there are three beta-catenin mRNA splice variants that differ solely(More)
A synthetic entry to derivatives of the new classes of 5-phthalimidouracils and 5-phthalimidobarbituric acids is reported. These 5-phthalimidopyrimidines as well as phthalimido-2,4-difluorobenzenes were designed as analogues of thalidomide, a well known inhibitor of TNF-alpha production. A preliminary in vitro investigation of the compounds as inhibitors of(More)
Degeneration of locus ceruleus (LC) neurons and subsequent reduction of norepinephrine (NE) in LC projection areas represent an early pathological indicator of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In order to study the effects of NE depletion on cortical and hippocampal adrenergic system changes, LC degeneration was induced in 3-month-old APP/PS1 mice by the(More)
beta(1)-Adrenoceptor autoantibodies are present in approximately 30% of patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy. The inotropic effects mediated by these antibodies remain to be studied. Monoclonal antibodies were raised against a peptide corresponding to the second extracellular loop of the human beta(1)-adrenoceptor in balb/C mouse (n=6), and were(More)
Wnt signaling, transduced through β-catenin/Tcf4, maintains the undifferentiated state of intestinal crypt progenitor cells. Mutational activation of the pathway initiates the adenoma-carcinoma sequence. While all other differentiated epithelial cells migrate from the crypt onto the villus, Paneth cells home towards the source of Wnt signals, i.e. the crypt(More)
Several experimental findings indicate that the adhesion molecule N-cadherin participates in distinct processes of embryogenesis that spatiotemporarily correlate with high sensitivity to thalidomide. Therefore, we suppose that thalidomide might interfere with N-cadherin-mediated interactions. This hypothesis is supported by protein-ligand docking studies(More)
The objective of this study was to synthesize and evaluate a novel fluorine-18 labeled deuterium substituted analogue of rasagiline (9, [(18)F]fluororasagiline-D2) as a potential PET radioligand for studies of monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B). The precursor compound (6) and reference standard (7) were synthesized in multi-step syntheses. Radiolabeling of 9 was(More)