Anette Abschuetz

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Agrobacterium tumefaciens was used to stably transform the entomopathogenic deuteromycete Beauveria bassiana to hygromycin B resistance by integration of the hph gene of Escherichia coli into the fungal genome. The transformation protocol was optimized to generate a library of insertion mutants of Beauveria. Transformation frequencies around 10−4 and(More)
The role of microglia, the brain resident macrophages, in glioma biology is still ill-defined. Despite their cytotoxic potential, these cells that significantly infiltrate the tumor mass seem to support tumor growth rather than tumor eradication. A proper activation of microglia anti-tumor activities within the tumor may provide a valuable additional arm of(More)
Microglia phagocytic activity for apoptotic glioma cells is hardly analysed inspite of its relevance to tissue damage prevention. We provide evidence for a phosphatidylserine-independent clearance of mouse glioma cells at an advanced stage of death, suggesting microglia recognition of late apoptotic markers. Dying cells were immediately cleared or stayed(More)
The sensitivity of brain tumour cells to wild-type or recombinant parvoviruses H1-PV and MVMp makes these agents promising candidates for gene therapy of astrocytoma. This application raises the question of whether parvoviruses exert deleterious or bystander effects on normal glial cells surrounding tumours. We addressed this question in the mouse model by(More)
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