Barbara Hübner

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Gammadelta T cells are implicated to play crucial roles during early immune responses to pathogens. A subset of human gammadelta T cells carrying the Vgamma9Vdelta2 TCR recognize small, phosphorylated nonpeptidic Ags. However, the precise role of these cells and the ligands recognized in human immune responses against pathogens remains unclear because of(More)
Panels of human antigen-specific T cell clones (TCC) have been established by limiting dilution using Herpesvirus saimiri (HVS) subtype C transformed T cells as antigen presenting cells (APC). They showed antigen-specific proliferation when peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), HVS-transformed T cells and Epstein Barr Virus transformed lymphoblastoid B(More)
Recent methodological advancements in microscopy and DNA sequencing-based methods provide unprecedented new insights into the spatio-temporal relationships between chromatin and nuclear machineries. We discuss a model of the underlying functional nuclear organization derived mostly from electron and super-resolved fluorescence microscopy studies. It is(More)
Chromosome shattering has been described as a special form of mitotic catastrophe, which occurs in cells with unrepaired DNA damage. The shattered chromosome phenotype was detected after application of a methanol/acetic acid (MAA) fixation protocol routinely used for the preparation of metaphase spreads. The corresponding phenotype in the living cell and(More)
The term correlative microscopy denotes the sequential visualization of one and the same cell using various microscopic techniques. Correlative microscopy provides a unique platform to combine the particular strength of each microscopic approach and compensate for its specific limitations. As an example, we report results of a correlative microscopic study(More)
Two chitinases (EC and two beta-1,3-glucanases (EC were purified from the culture medium of spruce (Picea abines [L.] Karst.) cells to study their role in modifying elicitors, cell walls, growth, and hyphal morphology of ectomycorrhizal fungi. The 36-kD class I chitinase (isoelectric point [pl] 8.0) and the 28-kD chitinase (pl 8.7)(More)
Previous studies of higher order chromatin organization in nuclei of mammalian species revealed both structural consistency and species-specific differences between cell lines and during early embryonic development. Here, we extended our studies to nuclear landscapes in the human myelopoietic lineage representing a somatic cell differentiation system. Our(More)
Carboplatin and interferon β (IFN β) were tested alone and in combination for their anti-proliferative activity on the human melanoma cell line SK-MEL 28 in vitro. Cells were incubated for 4 days in the presence of carboplatin (0.1 mM and 0.1 μM) and interferon β (5 pM and 5 nM) and cell growth inhibition was determined by the sulphorhodamin B assay. The(More)