Antje Hillmann

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Proteins EI(Ntr), NPr and IIA(Ntr) form a phosphoryl group transfer chain (Ntr-PTS) working in parallel to the phosphoenolpyruvate:carbohydrate phosphotransferase system (transport-PTS) in Escherichia coli. Recently, it was shown that dephosphorylated IIA(Ntr) binds and inhibits TrkA, a low-affinity potassium transporter. Here we report that the Ntr-PTS(More)
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is a neuroendocrine cancer of thyroid C-cells, for which few treatment options are available. We have recently reported a role for cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5) in MTC pathogenesis. We have generated a mouse model, in which MTC proliferation is induced upon conditional overexpression of the CDK5 activator, p25, in(More)
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that has been reported to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). Its preventive effects in AD are likely pleiotropic as ibuprofen displays both anti-inflammatory activity by inhibition of cyclooxygenases and anti-amyloidogenic activity by modulation of γ-secretase. In order to study(More)
N-terminally truncated pyroglutamate amyloid-β (Aβ) starting at position 3 (AβpE3) represents a major fraction of Aβ peptides in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recently, we have identified low molecular weight AβpE3 oligomers, which can be detected by 9D5, a novel mouse monoclonal antibody. In the present study, we analyzed the immunohistochemical staining(More)
The nitrogen-related phosphotransferase system (Ntr-PTS) is a paralogous system working in parallel to the well-known carbohydrate:PTS. In a chain of phosphotransfer reactions, EINtr and NPr (PtsO) deliver phosphoryl groups to the EIIANtr (PtsN) protein. EIIANtr is implicated in important regulatory processes such as the sigmaE-dependent cell envelope(More)
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