Birgit Jacobmeier

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Normal human somatic cells have a finite life span and undergo replicative senescence after a limited number of cell divisions. Erosion of telomeric DNA has emerged as a key factor in senescence, which is antagonized during cell immortalization and transformation. To clarify the involvement of telomerase in the immortalization of keratinocytes, catalytic(More)
The Per1 and Per2 genes are components of the mammalian circadian clock. Mutations in these genes alter phase resetting in response to a nocturnal light pulse, and Per2 mutant mice are known to become arrhythmic in constant darkness. We show that under constant light conditions, Per2 mutant mice exhibit robust activity rhythms as well as body temperature(More)
The plasma membrane V-ATPase from Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) larval midgut is composed of at least 12 subunits, eight of which have already been identified molecularly [Wieczorek et al., J. Bioenerg. Biomembr. 31 (1999) 67-74]. Here we report primary sequences of subunits C, D, H and a, which previously had not been identified in insects.(More)
When exposed to the cold, the body temperature of the ruin lizard (Podarcis sicula), an ectothermic vertebrate, comes into equilibrium with that low environmental temperature. During this time, the behavioral output of the circadian clock, locomotor activity, disappears. We tested the activity of the circadian clockwork at low temperature (6 degrees C) by(More)
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