Boerries Brandenburg

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Infectious entry of hepatitis B viruses (HBV) has nonconventional facets. Here we analyzed whether a cell-permeable peptide [translocation motif (TLM)] identified within the surface protein of human HBV is a general feature of all hepadnaviruses and plays a role in the viral life cycle. Surface proteins of all hepadnaviruses contain conserved functional(More)
Various functions are ascribed to the HBx regulatory protein of the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Due to the low expression level of HBx, it has been difficult to correlate spatial and temporal HBx expression levels with specific functions. Based on a novel cell-permeable peptide, known as the translocation motif (TLM), cell-permeable HBx fusion proteins were(More)
Protein transduction domains (PTDs) have been used to deliver a variety of biologically active cargo across cellular membranes. However the potential of PTDs to mediate transport of nanoparticular structures into the cytoplasm bypassing the endosomal compartment remains unclear. Cell-permeable virus-like particles (VLPs) harboring a marker gene based on(More)
Most bioartificial liver support systems are based on hollow fiber capillaries within modified dialysis cartridges or more sophisticated bioreactor constructions. Due to their design microscopic follow-up of reorganization and growth of tissue between the hollow fibers is not possible. The SlideReactor is a simple hollow fiber based bioreactor construction(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Hepatitis B virus (HBV) preferentially replicates in quiescent cells. It was analyzed whether HBV affects cell cycle control. METHODS The amount of EGF-receptor (EGFR) and the binding capacity for 125I-EGF was determined. Expression of mdm2 and p21 and relevance of p53 for it were analyzed by reporter gene assays and western blotting.(More)
Certain cell types, especially primary human cells, favor a well-defined culture environment offering continuous supply of nutrients and oxygen and waste product removal. Several bioreactors based on special matrices or hollow fibers have been developed that provide such conditions. However, characterization of matrix re-organization or growth of tissue(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study investigates the application of protein based therapeutic suicide enzyme/prodrug approaches providing novel means for both safe and effective local therapeutic regimes in solid tumors. METHODS Employing a novel cell permeable peptide, known as the translocation motif (TLM) of hepatitis B virus, E. coli cytosine deaminase(More)
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