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The heterodimeric CD97 protein is a member of the EGF-TM7 family of class II seven-transmembrane (7TM) receptors of 75-90 kDa and structurally related to the secretin receptor family. CD97 is expressed on leucocytes, lymphocytes and in cells of the hematopoietic system. The precise role for CD97 is still unknown. The ubiquitously expressed CD55 (also known(More)
Information on the regulation of steroid hormone receptors and their distinct functions within the human endometrial epithelium is largely unavailable. We have immortalized human primary endometrial epithelial cells (EECs) isolated from a normal proliferative phase endometrium by stably transfecting the catalytic subunit (hTERT) of the human telomerase(More)
Roe deer are seasonal breeders and show cyclic variation in testicular volume and cellular differentiation within the tubular and interstitial testis compartment. We have employed the roe deer as a model to elucidate the expression of the postpubertal Leydig cell marker INSL3 during seasonal changes in Leydig cell differentiation. Roe deer testis and serum(More)
Because of their abundance, resistance to proteolysis, rapid aggregation and neurotoxicity, N-terminally truncated and, in particular, pyroglutamate (pE)-modified Abeta peptides have been suggested as being important in the initiation of pathological cascades resulting in the development of Alzheimer's disease. We found that the N-terminal pE-formation is(More)
The insulin-like hormone INSL-3, also named relaxin-like factor (RLF) or Leydig-derived insulin-like peptide (LEY-IL), is expressed in various reproductive tissues and is regarded a marker of differentiation in human testicular Leydig cells. Recently, we have identified differential expression of human INSL-3 in neoplastic Leydig cells and mammary(More)
Interleukin-17 (IL-17) has been characterized as a proinflammatory cytokine produced by CD4+ CD45RO+ memory T cells. Overproduction of IL-17 was detected in the synovium of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to patients with osteoarthritis. In contrast to the restricted expression of IL-17, the IL-17 receptor (IL-17R/CDw217) is expressed(More)
Inflammation is an integral part of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most prevalent form of hepatic pathology found in the general population. In this context, recently we have examined the potential role of Glutaminyl Cyclases (QC and isoQC), and their inhibitors, in the maturation of chemokines, for example, monocyte chemoattractant protein(More)
We characterized the immunophenotype as well as functional properties--phagocytosis, the uptake of acetylated LDL, and the expression of HLA class II antigens, adhesion molecules, and cytokine mRNA--of fibroblast-like synoviocytes from rheumatoid arthritis synovium. Skin fibroblasts (FB) and umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) were studied in parallel.(More)
We employed molecular and immunological techniques to investigate the expression of INSL3, a member of the insulin-like superfamily, in prepubertal testis, postpubertal testes exhibiting normal and disturbed spermatogenesis, and cryptorchid testes of male horses. In addition, the partial cDNA coding sequences of the equine homologue of the human(More)