B. Döring

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Soy isoflavones (IF) are phytoestrogens, which interact with estrogen receptors. They are extensively metabolized by glucuronosyltransferases and sulfotransferases, leading to the modulation of their estrogenic activity. It can be assumed that this biotransformation also has a crucial impact on the uptake of IF by active or passive cellular transport(More)
We report on the cloning and molecular characterization of the rat carrier Slc10a4 and its cellular localization in the CNS by immunohistochemistry. Slc10a4 is the rat counterpart of the human orphan carrier SLC10A4, which was recently reported to be highly expressed in brain and placenta. Both carriers belong to the solute carrier family SLC10, formerly(More)
Sulfated steroid hormones are commonly considered to be biologically inactive metabolites, but may be reactivated by the steroid sulfatase into biologically active free steroids, thereby having regulatory function via nuclear androgen and estrogen receptors which are widespread in the testis. However, a prerequisite for this mode of action would be a(More)
The orphan carrier protein Slc10a4 represents a novel member of the so-called "sodium-bile acid co-transporter family," SLC10. Slc10a4 has a close phylogenetic relationship with the liver bile acid carrier Ntcp (Slc10a1), but has no transport activity for bile acids. In a previous study Slc10a4 proved to be predominantly expressed in the rat brain, where it(More)
Biotin-thiamine-responsive basal ganglia disease (BTBGD) is a potentially treatable disorder caused by mutations in the SLC19A3 gene, encoding the human thiamine transporter 2. Manifestation of BTBGD as acute encephalopathy triggered by a febrile infection has been frequently reported, but the underlying mechanisms are not clear. We investigated a family(More)
The sodium-dependent organic anion transporter SOAT specifically transports sulfated steroid hormones and is supposed to play a role in testicular steroid regulation and male fertility. The present study aimed to identify novel specific SOAT inhibitors for further in vitro and in vivo studies on SOAT function. More than 100 compounds of different molecular(More)
16α-Hydroxy-dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (16α-OH-DHEAS) mainly originates from the fetus and serves as precursor for placental estriol biosynthesis. For conversion of 16α-OH-DHEAS to estriol several intracellular enzymes are required. However, prior to enzymatic conversion, 16α-OH-DHEAS must enter the cells by carrier mediated transport. To identify these(More)
  • B Bräutigam, M Schwerdt, M Bachmann, B Döring
  • 2007
As TerraSAR-X, due for launch in June 2007, will be an operational scientific mission with commercial potential, product quality is of crucial importance. The success or failure of the mission essentially depends on the calibration of the TerraSAR-X system ensuring the product quality and the correct in-orbit operation of the entire SAR system. This paper(More)
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